Ah, spring break. An entire week off. Do I travel? Do I stay home and putter? Decisions, 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.
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.
If you’re looking for an exotic island vacation, I highly recommend Catalina. No passport necessary!