I’m really enjoying the seasons this year. Even though I live in SoCal, the truth is, you can find all four of them here. Two weekends ago we went into the San Bernardino mountains for a couple of days. Surfer Guy and I drove around to places we hadn’t seen before and ended up in a tiny community built around a small lake…that was frozen over! I had never seen that before and thought it astonishing. I know, I know, but as much as I’ve seen snow in the SoCal mountains, I’d never seen such a thing. We had a very cold snap a few weeks back and this little body of water went to ice.
Then we came home to more coastal climes and had a couple of beautiful 80-degree days. My editor happened to be in town from NYC and I was glad she had a chance to experience our winter. It’s not always that warm, but we’ll have stretches of summer-like conditions that make the jade plants flower and send out their sweet, sweet perfume. Yesterday I just happened to notice this wisteria vine now in bloom. Beautiful! Spring is stealing in.
But the fact is, I’m all about summer. Already. That’s because the first in my new back-to-back-to-back trilogy is now available in digital and print. Beach House No. 9 is about the fictional Crescent Cove, California and the “Summer of Love” that awaits on the sand. A woman on a mission travels there to confront a man trying to escape his past and what follows is sexy, sunny, and deeply emotional. Jane has great shoes, Griffin has great eyes, and their story will make you laugh and cry. I hope you’ll try it! Find an excerpt and buy links here: http://christieridgway.com/wordpress/beach-house/beach-house-no-9/
What season is calling to you now? Are you still enjoining winter’s cool embrace or are you already looking forward to spring and summer?