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#FunFriday A Very New York Christmas 2016

We did our annual trip to New York City last week and as promised, I’m sharing some photos with you today from our outing. We had a lovely time and the windows and decorations at all the locations were wonderful.

You click here if you cannot see the Christmas video below or visit this link: https://youtu.be/yPfBqJqMheI

#WriteWed Chrysler Building & Jersey Girl Bridesmaids

I am so excited to say I’ve finished the first book in the Jersey Girl Bridesmaids series, tentatively titled Since We Were 18. It’s off to my agent for a read and final tweaks before it goes to my new publisher Sourcebooks.

I am really happy about how the story turned out and I hope you will enjoy this sexy, emotional and fun tale about a Romeo and Juliet relationship, without all the tragedy. Okay, some drama, but a very rewarding Happily-Ever-After.

Two of the Jersey Girls, Maggie Sinclair and Connie Reyes, actually work in Manhattan just yards away from each other in the Chrysler Building and its Annex. Why there? Well, because this is where I work and hang during the day, so I thought I’d share some of that with you.

Maggie’s office is in the Chrysler Building so today’s Write Wednesday is some photos of that lovely place. It is without a doubt my favorite building in all of Manhattan. There is so much attention to detail and quality in the materials used. It really was a labor of love for Walter Chrysler. It shows in every aspect of the building. I am going to try and get some more photos for you of the gargoyles and other elements that are high up so you can truly appreciate some of the secrets of this building! But for now, some photos from the lobby through which Maggie Sinclair walks every morning (lol like me).

#WriteWed Inspiration for UNDER THE BOARDWALK

I was born on an island: Cuba. I grew up on an island: Long Island. I work on an island: Manhattan. Plus I’m a Pisces so you can kind of say that I have an affinity for the water.

But once I moved out to New Jersey, work and family obligations kept me from exploring the amazing Jersey Shore. It wasn’t until a birthday celebration weekend at the lovely Beacon House in Sea Girt that hubby and I discovered that part of New Jersey.

Once we discovered it, there was no turning us back from moving there and I am so glad that we did. I love taking long strolls on the boardwalk and spending summers reading under my umbrella. Even the winters months are great and the flavors of each of the towns in our area are unique and special.

My love for this part of the Jersey Shore is what inspired me to set UNDER THE BOARDWALK in Asbury Park and Ocean Grove. Today I’m sharing some photos from those towns and I hope you will get to visit one day and come see me if you do! P.S., my daughter’s shop – OG Surf & Skate – is right in the heart of Ocean Grove.

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#ThrowbackThursday The Easter Parade

When I was younger we lived in Queens and I remember coming into Manhattan several times for the Easter Parade. We would walk along Fifth Avenue seeing everyone in their Easter hats and then go by Rockefeller Center to check out all the lovely flowers. One year we went to see The Sound of Music and it was a very moving experience for me since I so identified with the Von Trapp family and having to leave home.

This is a picture of my mom, sister, me and my grandmother in the Rockefeller Center Promenade. Don’t look too happy in this one, but these trips were always fun!
Easter Rockefeller Center

#ThrowbackThursday 2015 New York City Christmas

Today’s Throwback Thursday isn’t that far a throwback – just to this past Tuesday when we did our annual jaunt into New York City for the Christmas decorations. The video below is of the window displays at various New York City department stores – Macy’s, Lord & Taylor, Sak’s and Bergdorf Goodman. We had a blast this year and I’ll be sharing more photos/videos shortly! Click here if you can’t see the Christmas Window video below.

It’s Not Easy Being Green…

Okay, so I love the Muppets! One of my most memorable Manhattan moments was walking past a trailer filled with Muppets of all sizes and their parts while they were filming MUPPETS TAKE MANHATTAN. And did I mention that MUPPETS CHRISTMAS CAROL is one of my favorite holiday movies! It inspired me to do my own Dickens-like take for A VAMPIRE FOR CHRISTMAS.

Needless to say, I am SOOOO excited that there is a new movie coming for Thanksgiving. So excited that I decided to share one of the trailers for it with you this Fun Friday. If you can’t see the video below, you can use this link: http://youtu.be/C4YhbpuGdwQ

I’ll be picking the winners of the various blog hops, etc. over the weekend, so look for them here before Monday!

Hope you all have a great weekend. If you’ll be in the Jackson, NJ area, look for me at the Jackson Library Book Festival on Saturday from 12 to 3! The library is located at 2 Jackson Drive, Jackson, NJ 08527.