Looking back on the Summer...

As summer comes to a close (and where did it go, anyway?), I can’t help but look back on all the places I’ve been, the wonderful people I’ve met, and the adventures I’ve enjoyed. Not that there haven’t been bad times, as well. I count the 96 bug bites I received during a single walk in the woods as one of those (I won’t attempt that again without an ample supply of DEET), but as a happily-ever-after kind of gal, I’m going to focus instead on the positive. Here’s just a short list of the things I enjoyed best about the summer of 2015…

Best Concert: Mumford and Sons in Raleigh, NC
Most Awe Inspiring Site: The night sky over Blue Hill, ME
Most Fascinating Person: The man who hunted Green Mambas, Puff Adders, and Gaboon Viper snakes for their venom (!!!)
Best Eats: Given this summer’s several pound weight gain, it’s hard to pick a favorite, but Perry’s Lobster Shack in Surry, ME is definitely a contender.
Best Book: Edinbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Best Eye Candy: Aiden Turner of Poldark (after my husband, of course :)

                                            Aiden Turner as Poldark

                                            Aiden Turner as Poldark

Best News: That Once Upon A Wager placed first in the Debut Novel Category of the Chatelaine Awards, sponsored by Chanticleer Books Reviews. Yay! And that Once Upon A Scandal is a nominee for the BTS Red Carpet “Rising Star” award, sponsored by BTS Magazine and Book Reviews. Double Yay!! Many thanks to my fabulous editor at Crimson Romance, Julie Sturgeon, who made both books so much better. She works magic!

And now I better get back to writing that next book, as yet untitled…

All the best,

Julie