Congrats on the new book release. And I love the graphics on your site here. You must have a good mind for website design. I, too, have fought weight-gain all my life--show me a woman who hasn't and I'll show you a woman it might be easy to hate. Actually, I'm short and dumpy and my best friend in college was 6 feet and about 110 lbs. Hmmm. That's almost a plot.
Best of luck with the new book.
That's true--I'm always amazed at how intimidating the entry process is when returning from overseas. This was true even before 9/11, and must be much more so for nonAmericans. But once you get past Customs, it's all one big party, lol.
All is forgiven ... Well, I know that applies to the overwhelming majority of Americans, who - in my experience going back more than 35 years - are the kindest, most welcoming, enthusiastic people one could ever hope to meet. But I wish someone would inform the people at the Immigration desks at US airports, who make British visitors stand in line for hours and then treat us all like terrorist suspects. And don't even get me started on the clowns from the IRS. (Dare say a good few Americans feel the same way about them ...)
Have a great Fourth of July, by the way ... speaking of Anglo-American strife!
LIke your post about sand walking. Sadly I live about as far as you can get from the sea in the UK, in the middle, so brisk walking is around my village with views of the hills. Sandwalking on holiday in Cornwall, or cliff walking for that matter, is good. Lots of great settings there to use, and disappearing tourists might be fun as a theme involving people wanting independence for Cornwall. Glad to accept you as a friend.
Thanks for the comment on the Intensity post. )I wrote a more coherent post on intensity at www.WickedWordsmith.com.) My friends thought I was nuts because the Blair Witch Project had me sleeping with the lights on. It's because of that darned imagination, and once it got tapped, oh boy, was I in for some nightmares!
Your series sounds FAB. Let me know if you will have any ARCs for review for PopSyndicate.com. We'd love to review.
PS - I was in journalism for 10 years - radio and print. I cannot imagine how difficult it would be to deal with weight (the bane of every woman's existance) and snarky editors/producers at the workplace. OMG. Bless you, you are still sane!!!! =0)
Hi Kathryn. Thanks for inviting me. I lived in Boston for three years and loved Revere Beach. I, too, am a Red Hat member. I lost 75 pounds several years ago than was rear-ended twice in one month and now gained back all the weight and more but am happy to finally be walking again without pain. I love your talent for finding four-leaf clovers. My hunt is to find a natural faerie stone. No luck yet, but I am ever optimistic.
You're quite right about the spotlight - having spent years interviewing celebrities, I've concluded that best-selling authors have the best form of fame: paid a bundle, can get a restaurant table any time, but unrecognised on the street - perfect. As for those Tarheels, it still sounds like they were fighting my people!
One thing I've got to know ... after you lost those 90lbs, did you get that TV job? Then again, even if you didn't, the results were clearly worth the astonishing effort - a new body AND a book series: how much better does it get?