Happy Fall Friday, everyone! Hope it’s filled with decent weather, Thanksgiving prep, and pumpkin-flavored everything!
This is the yellow tape at the base of my stairs right now.
We had a slab leak between some downstairs walls, and now my downstairs powder room, kitchen, base of the stairs, and den (a.k.a. writing area) are torn down to the cement and 2-by-4s as the area gets dried out. Blah. Here’s more: … Continue reading
Here’s a question from avid reader and friend Barbara during The Red Bikini book club, which we had on Facebook in September:
Q: Who (or what composite of people) was the inspiration for Fin and his personality? – Barbara Y.
A: When I knew that Giselle’s hero would be a surfer, I wanted immediately to bust the stereotype of a surfer, so my first inspiration for Fin was … Continue reading
I’ve had a lot of “hermit weekends” in a row (also known as “going into the writing cave” or “disappearing from society for a few days”) while I scramble to meet various deadlines.
Fall hermit weekends, though, I have to admit, are my favorite: The weather is beautiful; the light is gorgeous; the house is quiet (because everyone is in school, at least on Fridays and Mondays); and I can fuel my day with pumpkin spice Starbucks drinks.
Here’s how the last few hermit weekends have looked:
My writing uniform – flip-flops, cargo pants, tank top, jean jacket:
Here is my town and my morning view as I head out to the supermarket for “writing supplies.” I love my town. Continue reading