by Hart Johnson
[Today's little travelogue is brought to you by Michael DiGesu at In Time... it's a blogfest! Check out here for more participants!]
|Portland, aka Beertopia or Beervana|
I spent June in my favorite city opening a Microbrewery. I participated in a love triangle... sort of... well one of them is sort of just my best friend, but MAN can he kiss! There was a murder involved... erm... two actually... and the Russian mafia, but I drank a lot of fabulous beer!
|This is my city. Isn't it amazing? (Mt. Hood in the background)|
|Also known as Bridgetown|
|Roanoke's Mill Mountain Star|
Then I flew to Roanoke for a Little Miss Beauty Pageant. That might have been a little annoying... the Little Miss part, I mean. But there are great people there—family and friends...
|I spent a lot of time at the newly renovated Patrick Henry Hotel|
|And HERE, at the lovely Elmwood Park|
|Here's the lovely Kahlotus city center|
And FINALLY, they put me in an institution. It didn't matter HOW long I tried to explain the difference between bad and naughty.
|And here it is from a distance. Impressive, eh?|
|The OUTSKIRTS of Kahlotus...|
In case you missed it, what I MEANT to say is the only way I really 'went' anywhere was through writing, but I had a darned productive summer. In June I wrote What Ales Me (a 'sassy' mystery), based in Portland. In July I did first revision of Begonia Bribe (my second Cozy Mystery, based in Roanoke). Then I did agent requested revisions on Kahlotus Disposal Site... (edgy YA).
On a side note, I was pleased to note when I searched Kahlotus images, my book cover, designed by my friend Joris, was on there several times...