I admit I fit the writer stereotype of being a bit antisocial. I’d rather stay home than go to a party. I like my quiet, alone time. In fact, I need it! Last week we went on a cruise to the Caribbean and Mexico. I know I’m super lucky to have been able to go on such a trip, but for a reclusive writer, being stuck on a boat with almost 4,000 people, and forced to dine with a family you don’t know…yeah, not my idea of fun.
Fortunately, we had a great time. The weather was, for the most part, wonderful. We saw and did amazing things, and even more surprising we met some super interesting people. Yes, I am a bit antisocial, but that doesn’t mean people don’t fascinate me. Sometimes I just need to be reminded. For instance the family we ended up sitting with each night was incredibly interesting, in particular one woman.
Around forty, she was a lean and beautiful, her ancestors from Japan. She was a professional business woman, a mother, but so much more than that. She hunted, she was in wresting in high school when females were definitely not welcome and she was a judo expert/teacher. Basically she was a paranormal romance heroine in the flesh, the kind of woman we like to read about. There’s no doubt that the world is an amazing place, but this trip was a big reminder that people are just as intriguing, we just have to be open enough to find those new friends!
On a side note…when we returned home it was to uncover a box of uncorrected Advance Reader’s copies of To Capture a Rake, the second book in my Seduction series. If you’d like a chance to win a copy, and read the book 3 months before anyone else, then just leave a comment! I’ll pick three winners (18 and older, please). Just to warn you these books do have formatting and grammar typos!