Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Where in the world is Lynn?

Today?  Probably at the day job.

Saturday, April 20th, I released my fourth romance.  Temporary Roommates is set in St. Louis in Forest Park – the site of the 1904 World’s Fair.  Several buildings still stand in the park from the event.  It’s a runner’s paradise and for Annie, my heroine, exactly the reason she chose to move from a small town in southern Missouri to St. Louis. 

I like to think of myself as adventuresome.  This year I've been to Shreveport- Louisiana and Nashville- home of Mysteries & More.  Both trips were in March and I drove to the book related events by myself.  I want to be the first one to try something new, or feel wander lust to get in the car and go.  I want to be brave, like Annie in my story. 

But I think that’s not so true anymore. I’m happy at home. When my husband and I played darts, we traveled all around the country.  I found out that a ballroom in Las Vegas looks an awful lot like a ballroom in Decatur, IL.

Now, I choose my adventures a little more wisely.  I focus on the benefit, not the wild hair that drove me to think Nebraska in February would be fun. (For the record, it wasn't a fun drive.  But my nephew’s wedding was a blast.) And no matter where I go I look for story ideas.  And I’m not often disappointed.

My next trip this year is to Memphis to meet up with some romance writers for a workshop.  And maybe, if I keep my eyes open, I’ll see one of my characters visiting the sites along with me.

Your turn.  Are you a homebody?  Or do you have itchy feet and like to travel?

BLURB- Annie Baxter has her dream job.  Now, all she needs is a cheap apartment close to the hospital.  Troy Saunders knows his life as an intern is all about the long hours. He doesn't have time to play doctor to some Nurse Barbie.  So when his sister finds a great apartment walking distance to work and next to the best running paths in the city, he’s sold. Two leasing agents, two prospective renters, one apartment.  Can they co-exist without fireworks?

Available at - http://www.passioninprint.com/ShowBook.php?CR=LC_TMPRMATES 


Morgan Mandel said...

I'd just as soon get the experience of being somewhere else by reading a book, going to a movie, or watching something on TV. I've been to Alabama, California and Arizona, but nowadays the furthest from Illinois I go to is our vacation cottage in Wisconsin. For one thing, we pay taxes on the place, so we may as well use it!

Morgan Mandel

Lynn Cahoon said...

Morgan, Having a vacation cottage sounds like a perfect getaway. Glad I'm not the only homebody.

Shay Lacy said...

Doing "author" type things has been an adventure this year. Going to RT next week will be a wild adventure. I'm not sure I'm ready, but I want to share my stories, so adventure here I come. Thanks for sharing, Lynn!

Lynn Cahoon said...

Woo hoo Shay! Have fun. I'm staying home. Thinking about next year in NOLA.