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It’s the Beat Your Winter Blues Blog Tour! I’m Heidi Cullinan, your co-host this week, and thanks to ZA Maxfield for putting us up on her blog. This is a very late February getaway, which is my fault because I got caught up in stuff. So it’s a March getaway now.
I’ve been dealing with food issues, so I’ll send you all to a magic restaurant where you can order anything you want, it won’t upset your body/tummy/system, and you won’t gain any weight. You’re welcome!
Andrew Grey: If it’s a getaway, I love to send my readers to someplace warm, sunny and tropical. I love cruising so I generally choose on board ship. Although I have an idea for a story, so readers will be transported to Australia at some point.
Kate McMurray: I'd have everyone come to New York City. But not the tourist-y parts; the way to really get to know a city and its people is to spend some time in the quieter residential neighborhoods, which are maybe less sparkly than Times Square and less cool than the West Village but, to my mind, no less wonderful. The photo is of a row of brownstones on 3rd Street in Park Slope, Brooklyn.
JL Merrow: It’s a bleak, grey time of year here in Britain, so I’d like to get away to an Austrian summer. I just love how lush and green the mountains are in Austria’s Salzkammergut, and the profusion of wild flowers and butterflies you find there. The region is perfectly set up for mountain walks; there’s no need to wear yourself out climbing the slopes; you can just take a cable car up and wander round the tops, enjoying the scenery. On the way down, perhaps, pick some wild blueberries and eat them—or stop at one of the many mountain Alms for an Almdudler, the Austrian answer to Coca-cola. Perfect!
Marie Sexton will send you to Iowa, because that’s where she’s going right now, coming to my house!
Be sure to check out the people who are on time this week: Clare London hosts and the March authors talk about St. Patrick’s Day.
Heidi Cullinan has always loved a good love story, provided it has a happy ending. She enjoys writing across many genres but loves above all to write happy, romantic endings for LGBT characters because there just aren’t enough of those stories out there. When she isn’t writing, Heidi enjoys knitting, reading, movies, TV shows on DVD, and all kinds of music. She has a husband, a daughter, and too many cats. Find Heidi on the Web: Twitter, Facebook, WordPress, and her website.
Andrew Grey grew up in western Michigan with a father who loved to tell stories and a mother who loved to read them. Since then he has lived throughout the country and traveled throughout the world. He has a master’s degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and works in information systems for a large corporation. Andrew’s hobbies include collecting antiques, gardening, and leaving his dirty dishes anywhere but in the sink (particularly when writing) He considers himself blessed with an accepting family, fantastic friends, and the world’s most supportive and loving partner. Andrew currently lives in beautiful, historic Carlisle,, Pennsylvania. You can find out more at www.andrewgreybooks.com , on facebook, twitter, or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
When Kate McMurray is not writing, she works as an editor with a decade of experience in the publishing industry. She has a BA in English lit that she’s still amazed translated into an actual career. Among other things, Kate is crafty (mostly knitting and sewing, but she also wields power tools), she plays the violin, and she is maybe a tiny bit obsessed with baseball. She lives in Brooklyn, NY. Visit her at www.katemcmurray.com.
JL Merrow is that rare beast, an English person who refuses to drink tea. She read Natural Sciences at Cambridge, where she learned many things, chief amongst which was that she never wanted to see the inside of a lab ever again. Her one regret is that she never mastered the ability of punting one-handed whilst holding a glass of champagne. She writes across genres, with a preference for contemporary gay romance and the paranormal, and is frequently accused of humour. Find JL Merrow online at: www.jlmerrow.com
Marie Sexton lives in Colorado. She’s a fan of just about anything that involves muscular young men piling on top of each other. In particular, she loves the Denver Broncos and enjoys going to the games with her husband. Her imaginary friends often tag along. Marie has one daughter, two cats, and one dog, all of whom seem bent on destroying what remains of her sanity. She loves them anyway. You can find out more about Marie at http://mariesexton.net/.