By Patricia Bradley
Patricia B here. You know what I mean about those dreaded words...first week back in school and the teacher says, "What did you do this summer?" She wants 500 words, and you can only add so many adverbs and adjectives...
Well, the two Patricias decided to tell you what we did. I'll start off and try to stay away from word padding. <G>
I started my summer off traveling the Natchez Trace from Tupelo to Natchez, Mississippi, researching for a new book. Love that town. Below are the Windsor Ruins, a plantation home not far from Natchez that burned in the late 1890s, leaving twenty columns standing. It was an eerie yet peaceful place.
Then I returned home to this ~ Yep, that's my bathrooms being destroyed.
Here are a few before and after photos:
I could stand in my bathroom and practically touch all four walls!
And that's how I spent my summer! Now on to Patricia Johns:
This month, my 17th Harlequin book released! Very exciting stuff, and I decided it was high time I did a book signing. I had never done one before, mostly because I was terrified of sitting at one of those tables in front of a bookstore and staring out at a mall. But I thought I should do one, if only as a learning experience.
So I lined up a book signing, coordinated it with Harlequin, and made no secret to my friends that I was scared to death.
And I have to tell you--I DID learn something! I learned that I have truly fantastic friends in my life! I was at the mall for four hours, and the entire time, my friends came by one or two at a time, congratulating me, buying a book, and generally making me feel loved. There were some who drove quite a way to see me, too. I was just so struck by the love my friends showed me. They were amazing!
There are times in life when you realize how fortunate you are to have the community that you do, and this was mine. I'm truly humbled.
I hope you've enjoyed our summer activities! Now, what did you do over summer?