About four years ago, we moved to the Puget Sound area from southern Germany. Lately, I’ve been wondering if a move back to Germany might be on the horizon, but when it firmed into reality it hit with startling swiftness and coincided with a lot of other major events in my life. Not to mention the whole Covid thing.
This is what my mentor, Dean Wesley Smith, calls a life roll and when you’re smacked by one, you just have to do your best to stay afloat.
What that means for my readers is a delay in my release schedule and I may miss sending out an email or two. I usually like to stay in touch at least once a week, but you may hear from me less.
I’m still thinking of you, though!
My crazy European adventure
The world-wide pandemic will make this an interesting and challenging trip. My husband and I will catch a flight to Baltimore at the crack of dawn and wait several hours for another flight to southwestern Germany. Then we’ll have to ride a bus across the Black Forest area and into Bavaria, where we’ll be quarantined for two weeks.
I don’t know how the logistics of that will work out, in terms of meals and doing laundry, etc. But we’ll both be badly in need of a break, so we’re kind of looking forward to it. We should get out of quarantine just in time for the Christmas markets!
We’ll be living out of a suitcase for months, so I won’t have all my research materials or equipment, but I’ll still be writing. I’m prepping for several new books in the Riley Forte series that began with Nocturne In Ashes and I’m really excited about the story line. I think you’ll enjoy it, too.
Wish me luck!
I have to keep this short—got a lot of packing to do. We were also in the middle of many home improvement projects—painting the house, putting up a stone wall, installing a new front door—which now must be finished before we go. That requires good weather, and we live in the Seattle area, so we really need to catch a few good breaks.
New opportunities, new experiences, new fodder for my story ideas. I’ll keep you posted!
How about you? Any crazy moving experiences you’d like to share? Any advice for stressed out travelers? Tell us about it in the comments.