Yeah. See, that? My summer vacation so far has been work, work, work. With a trilogy coming out in February, March, and April of 2013–oh, and a prequel first!–I’ve been working like a fiend. That said, Surfer Guy and I are headed to some fun places on Friday and last week I was at the RWA (Romance Writers of America) national conference where I breakfasted with several of the other Riders and also visited the inspirational site of my next books. Check this out…
This is Crystal Cove State Park. It started as a silent movie set location, turned into tent camping and then cottages were built. Today, the state is refurbishing the old bungalows (one was featured in the movie Beaches) and you can rent those that are ready. There are tide pools, a thriving artist community (in this picture, you can see the white umbrella dealies–those are for the plein air painters), and a fab restaurant right on the sand. I’ve been there in all seasons, but last week it was spectacular.
Look at these fun places. I was standing on the sand and aiming the camera upward. They call this beach vernacular architecture–which means the form followed whim or function and was designed (or just happened to) fit in well with the environment. We had such a great day.
But, now it’s back to the books. And I have them…BOOKS! I’ve been so busy that I need to start clearing out my stash or I will be overrun. Tell me about your summer vacation and I will pick a couple of lucky winners to get the anthology, KISS THE BRIDE.