Due to a bunch of factors, including but not limited to current events, sunshine, grandparents and Publix, I've switched my vacation from Paris to Florida. So if you follow me on social media, expect beaches and weird stuff instead of baguettes and old buildings.
Since I was staying at a friend's place for free in Paris, I'm just eating the cost of the ticket ($377 round trip – yes really. International out of JFK have been much cheaper than PHL), and I was able to get full refunds on train tickets to and from New York and my international data plan too. As a friend reminded me, Florida is my second home. Timing wise, the state is in that weird gap between holiday travel and spring break (SPRING BREAK!) so it's dirt cheap down there too. The weather can go either way this time of year, but forecasts are for mid-70s and sunny. Once I thought about making the switch, it seemed an easy choice.
So I'll be back with you in two weeks, hopefully with some new highlights in my (recently chopped) hair.
I have a piece on the February issue of The Writer about book tours, and a book review in the February issue of Philadelphia Magazine. They're not online yet but I will share when I can.
What I'm Reading
I finished Michael Connelly's The Back Ice. So great. I hate when people knock all genre fiction because it can be really good. I'm now reading Black Roses by Jane Thynne, the first book in the Clara Vine series (I accidentally started at book three). It starts in 1933 Berlin. Reading about the events leading up to World War II is, ah, timely.
What I'm Watching
Foyle's War? Foyle's War.