I’m excited that my Harlequin Special Edition A MAVERICK FOR CHRISTMAS is OUT NOW! This book is part of the fabulous Montana Mavericks series. In this book, heroine Abby Cates gets caught driving in a blizzard, which is not a new experience for her since she’s from Montana. This time, however, Abby must avoid another car that swerves into her lane and she ends up in a ditch.
This scene reminded me of my most memorable experiences getting stuck or driving in the snow. The first was on Christmas day when I was six years old. (I was not driving.) My family always visited my grandmothers on Christmas day. We stayed longer than usual and ate two meals with one of my grandmas. We often don’t see snow on Christmas day in Roanoke, VA, so you can imagine how excited we were when the white stuff began to fall. At that time in my family’s life, we owned a Volkswagon, and as my father drove the five of us home from grandma’s, he quickly learned that the snow-covered roads were much more slippery than he had anticipated. Our house was surrounded by hills. He chose the smallest hill, but the VW couldn’t make it . I remember standing in the snow wearing my new Christmas dress, white tights and black patent leather shoes while he put chains on the tires. It still didn’t work, so we had to walk all the way to the house, which seemed like miles to me. When we arrived, my mother filled the bathtub with warm water so my two sisters and I could knock the chill off our feet. And in the same way that Scarlett O’Hara resolved to never be hungry again. I resolved to NEVER BE COLD AGAIN.
That resolution didn’t quite stick, but I continue to give it a good try. The other time I remember driving in the snow also involved a hill. I was a teenager and coming home late at night (in the primitive age of NO cell phone). The roads were slick and I practiced the technique of rocking between DRIVE and REVERSE because I kept getting stuck. I finally fish-tailed it up the hill and left a fair amount of tire tread in my wake. But hey, I made it home and I will be the first person to offer to strip your transmission and tire tread if you ever get stuck in the snow.
So tell me, what is your most memorable experience driving in the snow? I can’t wait! One responder will win a $10.00 AMAZON GIFT CERTIFICATE!