On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Eastern Pennsylvania

In our last installment, we left Elizabeth and Darcy hiking out of Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area, and thus leaving behind amenities like campgrounds and privies. The Appalachian Trail in eastern Pennsylvania follows long, flat, rocky ridges broken by climbs … Read More

On the Trail with Darcy and Lizzy: Delaware Water Gap (part 2)

Welcome to another edition of On the Trail with D&L, where I share pictures of the sights featured in Boots & Backpacks. We left our backpacking duo in Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area on the New Jersey side of … Read More

November 15, 2014: A Straight Line to the Real Orange County Book Club is a Zed

My mother-in-law’s name is Julia, and we named our very bossy GPS after her nickname in her language: Yulka. Most of the time, Yulka comes in handy. We have to trick her every once in a while when we want … Read More

The Characters Took Over the Story

“The characters took over the story.” When I hear authors say this I smile and nod. I suppose it sounds strange, and maybe a little ludicrous, to those who don’t write. I admit that fictional creations from one’s own imagination … Read More

Boots & Backpacks Blog Tour Wrap-Up

Today is the last day of the Boots & Backpacks blog tour. I think it went well, but of course, it was my first! Thanks to everyone who participated: bloggers, reviewers, commenters. Special Thanks to Jakki at Leatherbound Reviews for … Read More

November 2, 2014: Bingley and Darcy walked into a bar… La La Land

Sometimes you’ve been down that road before. In the case of Monterey to San Luis Obispo, that was the case, so we’d seen some of the main tourist sights down the road, but had missed the 17-mile Drive, so that … Read More

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