Day One of INN’s book tour
I was running late. My first event of the book tour for INN BY THE LAKE, set for Swallow Falls State Park on Friday afternoon, and I wasn’t going to make it on time. I could tell as soon as I got near the entrance it was a busy day at this gorgeous state park.…
Book tour begins in place that inspired INN
I’m packed. Nervous. Excited. Worried. I leave on my Deep Creek Lake book tour in half an hour. There are books and books and books, plus signs, business cards, and posters of INN BY THE LAKE. Taking my book back to the place that inspired it is just about the most exciting development I could…
Third stop added to Western Maryland visit
A faint hint of her floral fragrance hung in the air. He could still hear the ring of her laughter as she talked about Swallow Falls. He was happy she enjoyed the park as much as he did. —From INN BY THE LAKE Swallow Falls State Park, a must-see whenever my family and I visit…
Circling June 18-19 on my calendar
Now the the pandemic is loosening its grip on us, I’m masking up and heading to Deep Creek Lake in Western Maryland to celebrate the publication of INN BY THE LAKE. I have two events scheduled for the weekend of June 18-19. The owner of Deep Creek Lavender Farm has invited me to visit and…
Paperback of INN BY THE LAKE now on sale
I have now held my new modern love story in my hands. The paperback edition went in to production last Monday and I quickly ordered mine. But I wasn’t as quick as my daughter who already has received hers. She rushed over to my house with a copy for me to see. And to sign.…
Travel Thursday: Wilmington, DE
My main male character, Luke, in INN BY THE LAKE, has moved away from his parents’ inn in Western Maryland to work at a construction firm in their marketing department. It’s a job he likes, even if it keeps him away from home and his beloved Deep Creek Lake. Because I have enjoyed my time in this insurance, banking and corporate center, I decided he’d find it a good place to work.
But visit? Just for fun? Why?
He treasures a few mementoes that keep the fathers and son connection strong.
Travel Thursday: THE lake
Deep Creek Lake, in Garrett County, Maryland’s western-most county, attracts visitors year round for its natural delights.
Travel Thursday: waterfalls
The spectacle of clear water crashing blue and white over a tumble of dusky brown rock stopped the women in their tracks.