Our last adventure of the summer was wildly successful and is now over. We arrived home last night to yellow leaves on the ground. Fall is just around the corner, people, and while my husband and I will forever be at odds here, FALL REALLY IS THE BEST.
For our final adventure of the season, we visited family in the great Northwest, surprising Matt’s twin siblings for their birthday. Lots of fun and I somehow managed to avoid hanging streamers which, really, is just better for everyone involved.
We stayed with Matt’s grandmother at a lovely house in Vancouver, Washington. My kids adore her. They trade video games for puzzles and toys older than they are and they’re better for it, I think. Grandma Erickson lives with Uncle Ed and Aunt Dorcas. My four year old has decided that Aunt Dorcas is her best big friend and that makes me happy.
I had coconut waffles with the amazing Jill Williamson and coffee with Vinnie Kinsella, the first gent to take a critical look at Angel Eyes. It feeds my soul to sit down with other book people and though our times were short, I’m tucking our chats away to relive when the writing road gets lonely.
Matt got to visit with some of his connections in the coffee industry as well. We hit Powell’s City of Books, the Kennedy School, the Portland Rose Gardens (FAVE!), and I even escaped for a delicious dinner with Jenn, one of my best friends forever. She gets me. And my book weirdness. And I’m forever grateful. And one of these days she’s going to blow the book world away with her own imagination. I’m just sure of it.
But now we’re back, and I have work to do. I’m less than a month away from my book three deadline. Book three has a name by the way, but for now it’ll be my little secret. I’ll share it soon, friends. I promise. Until then, I’ll do my best to tie up the Angel Eyes Trilogy. Brielle and Jake are fighting hard right now, so if I’m quieter than usual, you’ll know why.
I should have the back cover copy for Broken Wings in the next few days which means advance reader copies should be available soon. I’ll give away a few here when I have them in hand, so check back.
That’s it from my camp for now. But tell me, how was your summer? Did you manage to squeeze in one last adventure?