Saturday, July 07, 2012

Still on Island Time

I'm late! So sorry about that. I'm blaming it on island time. I've spent a week in Fiji and time there is very flexible and relaxed and I didn't have to know the date or the time....just the directions to the hammock.

Spending a week out of the normal routine is so important in our busy lives. We shut out the real world- no news, no phone, no internet. It was fabulous, however re-entry to the world isn't without stress.

I was so relaxed my brain emptied. Passwords? Um, I forgot. Appointments? I forgot. As for what my characters were doing when I left them in my manuscript, well, I have totally forgotten. I'm having to re-read what I've written to get back into the story.

But time waits for no man once you've left Fiji. I have a big ten days coming up. My eldest son is turning 18...a big deal in Australia as that is the age one can legally drive, drink and vote. I am also packing for my trip to the USA. YAY!

 I'm so excited to be a RITA nominee with my contemporary romance, Boomerang Bride and to be  attending the Romance Writers of America's conference in Anaheim. I will be signing at the Literacy Book Signing on Wednesday July 25th at table 200.

If you're coming, 
please do call 
by. I will have Tim Tams (world's best chocolate biscuits) and some cute Australian give-aways (Bribe, Bribe) ;-)

I'll be signing Boomerang Bride and my recent Harlequin Medical Romance, Letting Go with Dr Rodriguez. If you love a sexy polo player than Marco is for you ;-)

While I was in Fji, I was fortunate to be able to visit the Nadi Library and talk with the staff and teachers from local schools. I did a book signing and they made me this most amazing Lei. How lucky was I?

Where have you been on vacation where you had a total relax?

Fiona Lowe is an award-winning, multi-published author with Harlequin and Carina Press. Whether her books are set in outback Australia or in the mid-west of the USA, they feature small towns with big hearts, and warm, likeable characters that make you fall in love. When she's not writing stories, she's a weekend wife, mother of two 'ginger' teenage boys, guardian of 80 rose bushes and often found collapsed on the couch with wine. A current RITA & RuBY nominee, you can find her at her website, facebookTwitter and Goodreads.


Eli Yanti said...

my room with a pile of books :)

*yadkny* said...

I went to a few beaches on the Washington coast and wow was it a great experience. We stayed at a little vacation home and I had the best sleep of my life while there:) It wasn't hot enough to go swimming, but just sitting there on the beach and watch the waves crash was enough for me.

Fiona Lowe said...

Eli, that is a great idea when you can't actually get away.

Fiona Lowe said...

Yadkny, that sounds lovely. There is something special about listening the water lapping on a beach.

Pat Cochran said...

Some years back I won a trip to Venice in a
sweepstakes contest. It was a 5-star trip all
the way! Honey and I called it our "second
honeymoon." BTW, I read Boomerang Bride, loved
it and this wonderful book now resides on my
keeper shelf!

Pat C.

Fiona Lowe said...

Pat, oh Venice how lucky! I can see why you'd call it a second honeymoon. Thank you so much for the kind words about Boomerang Bride. I'm so glad you enjoyed it and am honoured that you consider it a 'keeper'.