Vacation Almost Over

on August 13, 2009

I’m late posting today because I’m on vacation–of sorts. We took the kids to Lake Tahoe in the cabin I won through Brenda Novak’s auction. It’s a perfect place for kids. Though we ate out at least once a day, it’s fantastic to have a kitchen for breakfast and dinner when we’re worn out; the cabin is five-bedroom, two-bath house that sleeps everyone in my family–including my mom!–and it’s close enough to the beaches and casinos and main road that we can get anywhere we want pretty quick.

We didn’t stress about planning stuff 24/7. One day was a boat trip; the next an afternoon at Sand Harbor–a fantastic cove with shallow and deep swimming spots. One day we drove to Virginia City. My daughters babysat the little kids one night so my husband and I could go out for dinner and gambling; last night they watched the kids (they were ALL exhausted!) so I could take my mom out. We brought the Game Cube for mornings (so the older of us could sleep in!) and family movies for the evenings (we watched BEDTIME STORIES, which we’d enjoyed in the theater.)

Two mornings I went to Starbucks to write because honestly, writers don’t REALLY get a vacation. Especially when a deadline is coming up next week. But I didn’t stress about it because I have the next four days to spend 12 hours a day (or so) writing.

So this is our last morning, and I sort of forgot it was Thursday. Sorry! We cleaned the cabin this morning, and now we’re off to the arcade before we head out this afternoon.

I have some news . . . first, our own Toni McGee Causey made #40 on the Top 100 Bookscan Romance list–Yeah! Her third, all-new Bobbie Faye book WHEN A MAN LOVES A WEAPON is out now. My mom just finished it while here in Tahoe and said it was fantastic, a must-read.

Second, CUTTING EDGE is still on sale. I was very bad about this book–I didn’t send out a newsletter, I forgot to post to loops about the release date, and all-in-all, I was so wrapped up in writing ORIGINAL SIN that I just, well, forgot everything. So if you haven’t picked it up, it’s still out there!

Finally, I have my cover for ORIGINAL SIN. I love this cover 🙂 It came from a concept my daughter and I came up with. I also have a temporary webpage for my Seven Deadly Sins series where you can sign up for my newsletter (if you haven’t already–it’s the same as my current list.) Check it out! And next month I’ll have a brand new Allison Brennan website. More soon 🙂

Original Sin Cover

Original Sin Cover

So I leave you with this–where is your favorite family vacation spot? Where’s your favorite “adult” vacation spot? I’ll check in tonight when I get home–I’m looking forward to your answers!