Monday, January 15, 2007

The real story

What a week! I've heard from so many friends who've stopped by to check out my blog. Some are from as far away as California, where it's sunny and warm. I will get to San Fran some day Cindy. And then there's friends from NYC, hi Rosemary and Maria from Tennessee, who are too shy to blog but are readers. I'm so happy to hear from all of you. If you're lurking, e-me!
The highlight of my week was the receipt of the cover of my first book, Never My Love. Isn't it beautiful? That's Mirror Lake, Lake Placid, New York, in the fall. Just spectacular. Cassie and Evan re-meet there one beautiful fall day. But that's all of the story I'm going to reveal now. Stay tuned.

This time of year the real story is the weather. Up to this week, mother nature had Central New Yorkers fooled into thinking she went right from fall to spring. We got four inches of snow. NBD Usually we have four feet. I'm not complaining. I have to drive forty miles to work every day and I'm loving the lack of the white stuff. We had an unusually warm fall and a green Christmas with temperatures in the low sixties. I can't believe I rushed like a lunatic to get my Mustang off the road by Halloween. The car has never seen snow, and I wanted to keep it that way. Too bad I missed the convertible days in November.

Yes, I have a Mustang convertible. My new toy. A birthday present to myself that was long overdue. Ladies, do yourself a favor and don't ask for diamonds. Get a convertible. Mine's a 2001, laser red with beige roof and interior. Gwen knows! She's been cruising with me. Yes, Cindy, I have a cool car. You should see it. It's the first car I've ever owned that I really wanted, and it took me a year to find it, but it was worth the wait. The sun behaved for weeks and I went cruising every weekend. I had the Beach Boys or Turtles blasting, or my daughter favorite download, Mustang Sally. What fun! I can't wait to get it back on the road. Lake Placid or bust!


MizM said...

Great cover! Congrats.

Holly Weeden said...

How amazing! It's a great cover!

Susan St. Thomas said...

Thanks Holly and Molly. I love when I get to say that! By the way, these lovely ladies are fellow CNYRW. Thanks for stopping by!

Gwyneth Bolton said...

I love the cover, Susan! It really reminds me of the wonderful, vibrant images and descriptions in your novel. It calsl to mind the beautiful pictures you paint with your words. Congrats on the cover and the release date! I can't wait to get my copy. And yes, everyone, I took a ride in Susan's wonderful red convertible. It's a hot car for a hot romance writer! Smooches... :-)

Barbie Jo said...

The cover is great! I absolutely LOVE Lake Placid. I'd move there (or anywhere in the Adirondacks) if I could! Can't wait to read the book!!!

And Mustangs?? I'm a fellow Mustang lover, baby! My dream car is a '71 Mustang. BUT.... I keep saying if I sell a book, I'll be buying one of the new ones, the ones that look like the old Shelby's. Now THOSE are HOT!!! (convertible or not)

Oh, and this is Barbie W (BTW) I'm now using "Barbie Jo" as my Pen-name, so you'll be seeing it around alot! Except CNYRW, I'm still Barbie. It gets soo confusing, how do you do it???

I want to hear some road trip stories from that Mustang!!

Kari Lee Townsend said...

Great cover and great blog, Suemarie. Way to go. Lake Placid so beautiful. Can't wait until the book comes out.

Susan St. Thomas said...

Thanks for checking out my cover ladies. I can't believe the book will come out in August! I'll be a wreck at National's in Dallas.