Thursday, February 14, 2008


Before I left for Spain I announced a little contest. It was my intention to draw the name of one person to receive an autographed copy of Summer Snow (when it comes out, of course). All you had to do was write a review of After the Leaves Fall on Amazon. Well, five lovely ladies were gracious enough to take me up on my offer. So... I've decided to give away five signed books instead of one! Carey, Miriam, DW, Kristi, and Anna: you all win! Miriam, I know where you live, but as for the rest of you, I'm going to need some info. Please email me privately with your mailing address. I can't wait to send you your copies!

Since it's a special day (Happy Valentine's to y'all), I'll leave you with some special pics of me and my honey. Did I mention that Spain was incredibly romantic???

Here we are sitting on the wall at the Alhambra. After realizing how high up we were, Aaron convinced me to sit on the bench instead of on the edge.

This photo was taken on the hike up to the Alcazaba in Malaga. It was our very first real day in Spain and one of my very favorites--everything was so new and exciting!

Sigh. This fuzzy picture is the only photo I have of our one special night out. We splurged on our second-to-last night and went to a spectacular restaurant on the beach called Bruno's. We ate wild salmon with gorgonzola and had crepes suzette for desert. Oh well, it's crystal clear in my memory even if it's not otherwise well-preserved!


  1. Thank you so much for the book! I can't wait to read it!! Love the pictures...even the fuzzy one. :)

  2. Great pics! Thanks for sharing, cute couple. :-)
    I am so excited that I'll be getting a copy of the new book!
    Thank you!

  3. Yay! And thank you! The photos are wonderful, and I would very much like to see them all sometime, perhaps over coffee? (Don't worry, I do like vacationing vicariously through the photos of others who have enjoyed an awesome one.)