You can also get a glimpse of the genesis of THE LAST REAL COWBOY on the Harlequin Romance Author site.
And finally- Nas Dean asked me to share what it was like to be a RITA finalist at Romance Book Paradise.
The boat ride is SO worth the $20. You do get very wet. My hair looked like I'd just got out of the shower. Even with the huge ponchos on, you get wet spots (my jacket sleeves were soaked). The views are great and even the husband - who can be a bit curmudgeonly - loved it. :-)
After that we walked back up through Clifton Hill to the hotel. Clifton Hill is...interesting. It reminded me a bit of Times Square in that it is touristy and with tons of souvenir shops. There are haunted houses, Ripley's Believe it or Not, the Guinness Book of Records thing...in Times Square those would be theatres but the overall impression was similar though of course on a smaller scale. A little too bright and noisy for me.
We took a leisurely drive back to Hamilton in the morning to catch our flight home, and when we got here supper was ready and the girls had made a delicious cake for Mother's Day!
It was good to refill the well. And nice for the two of us to finally get away. And it's equally nice to be home where we belong. :-)