I had an awesome time at the Fall in Love with New England Conference. I had a chance to visit with some friends, make new friends, and spend a few hours in Salem, Mass. It was lots of fun and if you’re in the New England area, I would highly recommend you check out this conference in 2017!
For today’s Travel Tuesday, I’m sharing some photos from the conference and Salem.
Several years back I was lucky enough to be part of a romantic suspense series from Harlequin that included MORE THAN A MISSION and SECRET AGENT REUNION. I loved writing these stories set on a fictional island as well as London and Rome. Especially MORE THAN A MISSION which is one of my personal favorites and was also turned into a comic in both Japanese and Chinese!
These were emotional stories about sisterly love and devotion and of course, romances with strong alpha heroes and action-packed suspense. Plus, they gave me an opportunity to do some first hand research in London and Rome. While I was in London, I also did research for another romantic suspense book that I had planned to revolve around the Knights Templar. That book is still in my ideas journal and I hope to get back to it one day when I have more time to write.
For today, on this Travel Tuesday, I’m sharing some photos from the places I visited and which inspired MORE THAN A MISSION and SECRET AGENT REUNION and will eventually make it into another book! For now, I want to leave you with these images. Just click on a thumbnail to see the full photo!
Ocean Grove is a lovely little town in my neck of the Jersey Shore. It was founded in 1869 by Methodist clergymen who wanted a summer camp meeting site on the Jersey Shore. A lot of the property in the town is still owned by the Ocean Grove Camp Meeting Association and leased to residents for their homes and businesses. The town was declared a State and National Historic District in 1975 and has an amazing number of Victorian and early 19th century homes. It also has these fabulous tents that are occupied during the summer months and originated as places for people to stay for the camp meetings.
Ocean Grove beaches are some of the loveliest in the state and the beaches and boardwalk have been restored since the damage done by Hurricane Sandy. It is always fun to visit the beaches and then stroll into town for the small businesses (like my daughter’s surf and skate shop) and the many events that the town holds all year long.
This past weekend was the Brits on the Beach event! I loved visiting to see all the classic and modern British cars that were in town for the event. Today I’m sharing some pictures with you. Just click on a photo to see it full size!
I’ve been lucky to have been able to travel to lots and lots of interesting places thanks to both my legal job and my writing. One of my fav places to visit was Nora Roberts’Boonsboro Inn.
I went there with friends one Christmas season to see the rooms during their open house and then again the next year for the big July signing where I was able to sign next to none other than Nora. What a fan girl moment for me!
Each of the rooms at the inn has a different literary theme, like:
Marguerite and Percy
Nick and Nora
Jane and Rochester
Elizabeth and Darcy
Titania and Oberon
Eve and Roarke
Westley and Buttercup
You can not only enjoy the luxurious rooms, you can visit the Turn the Page Bookstore to pick up releases from Nora or from a number of other authors.