As I’ve mentioned before, probably ad nauseum, I’m leaving tomorrow for a trip to North Carolina where I’ll be taking part in a Writers Police Academy so I can get my details straight on my police procedures I write. Gizmo Guy and I will be driving down — since GG has a few days of vacation left, we’d planned on meandering down a week ahead of time. We were hoping to stop off in the Catskills the first night, then stay a few day in the Outer Banks. However, Hurricane Irene decided to wreak havoc both on upstate New York, as well as destroying a few bridges that cut off access to our final destination of Cape Hatteras. So we had to do some serious revising of our plans. From what we’re finding, there are still some water and power issues on the Banks, and even when we looked along the more southern coastal regions we found several hotels are still closed due to damage form Irene. A few people on Twitter have recommended we visit Asheville, and the Biltmore estate, so Gizmo Guy has been pricing out a few lovely bed-and-breakfasts in the area–which looks absolutely gorgeous. (It’s the area where they shot The Last of the Mohicans.) Although it doesn’t have the waves and seaside that I’d hope to sit by. Oh well, best laid plans and all that. Let’s just hope Mother Nature doesn’t throw any more nasty weather at the States.
I also hope I get to see some of the lovely countryside — I have to memorize the “Law Enforcement Code of Ethics” as well as the “Rules of Force” for the Fire Arms Training simulator session before next Friday. Considering I have trouble remembering my sons’ names, I suspect this will be quite the challenge. 😉
While I’m away, I’ve invited a few extra guest bloggers to be my guests throughout the coming weeks. Avery Beck joins us on Monday the 19th, fellow Canadian author Elyse Mady visits on the 20th, Shawna Thomas on the 21st. Fellow Toronto Romance Writer Juliana Stone is up on the 26th, and Claire Robyns returns on the 28th. And you can still leave a comment for this Wednesday’s guest, Renee Wildes. 😉
And don’t forget the 18 & over Book Blogger Giveaway is still on …