My heroine in POSED FOR MURDER hates yoga too! The breathing stesses her out. Good luck with your new health regime. I keep in shape swimming, and I definitely feel a drop in energy (and a rise in grumpiness) when I miss my workout.
I've never been to a "fat farm," but you are in good company. Didn't Mary Higgens Clark write a mystery that took place in one? You are among good company as well in your blog spot. Thanks for the invite.
Oh, wow, you write the fat city mysteries? I read about DYING TO BE THIN in RT (I think--I read lots of book reviews) and plan to buy it. In my current book (the sequel to RESTORE MY HEART which I'm writing now) my heroine is "curvy." I think readers are tired of thin, perfect heroines. I know I am!
Just to the west of Fashion Valley in San Diego, Tom and Joan Lilley raised a family. Todd, Michael, and (forgot the daughter's name) are now in their 30s. Tom is in his 70s. He and his brother John Richard Lilley grew up in Point Loma, childrem of Tom and Anne Lilley. Their branch of the family was from Manchester Mass. Both Anne and Tom Sr's parents had come from Manchester England, to work in the mills. John graduated from Pt Loma High in 1958. His daugheter Sherre was my first wife. If you want to, contact me at newtonlove at verizon.net and I will pass along the contact information for the Lilley family I know.
Hi Kathryn and thanks for the welcome! I'm new at this (although not new at the world by any means) and still have to figure out how to get a picture to replace the unisex silhouette... Your book sounds great. I usually read police procedurals and crime, but also like amateur sleuths. And I can identify with the weight problem too!
Hi Kathryn - can't wait to read your book. Also wish we had sand to do the sand walking. We end up doing the snow walking which probably has some of the same benefits, but usually end up going to the Alaska Club to do the workout thingy. Then can put my son in the pool while in the nautilus. Which King book are you reading now? He was my creative writing teacher in the late 1970's at the University of Maine at Orono. I was going to try to get him to come to B'con, but he hasn't seemed to attend these things. Anyway, hi! (*waving from Alaska*) ... I'm on the laptop at a campground at Trapper Creek not too far from Denali National Park. We saw Mt. McKinley last night so clear and in profile with the setting sun about 10:30-11 pm! I tried getting pics, but not sure how well it did through the buggy windshield. Just made fresh coffee and tea (having a cup of both -smile)... and can tell it's going to be a simply gorgeous Alaskan day...