Monthly Archives: March 2017

What I did on my spring break vacation

Ah, spring break. An entire week off. Do I travel? Do I stay home and putter? Decisions,IMG_0179 decisions…







This year, the decision was easy. I joined a meetup of the Fanyons at Catalina Island. For those of you who may not know, the Fanyons are a large group of fans of Josh Lanyon’s. It was a chance for me to meet several of my favorite authors, and to visit California. I’d never been.IMG_0126








I had a blast! Catalina is gorgeous. There was a lot of fog when we were there, but it was very atmospheric. I caught up with some people I already knew, and got to meet some I only knew through Facebook.

I was also fortunate to have a writing consultation with Nicole Kimberling, a superb gay mystery writer (The Bellingham Mysteries) and editor at Blind Eye Books. She had all sorts of suggestions for the books, about which you’ll hear more later.

IMG_0172If you’re looking for an exotic island vacation, I highly recommend Catalina. No passport necessary!


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