Ann Arbor!

I’m back from an amazing two day trip to Ann Arbor, during which I:

–got to talk books with the Borders folks (so many more things to read now! if only I could remember them all…);

— attended a dinner where I was presented with no fewer than three deep fried foods on one plate (and that was just the appetizer);

— met the only other person in the world to have watched that Cartland classic, A Hazard of Hearts, and nearly died with envy on discovering that she had once received a handwritten letter from Anthony Andrews. Yes, that Anthony Andrews. So jealous. Have a I mentioned so jealous?

— spent some time (too little time!) with super-fabulous historians/Pink fans from the University of Michigan history department;

— got to hang out with my favorite college roommate (The Betrayal of the Blood Lily is dedicated to her, so that counts as work-related, right?);

— drank no fewer than eight large lattes with whipped cream in a thirty six hour time frame;

— and visited my books at the Borders flagship store in Ann Arbor.

I am a tired but happy author. Thank you, Borders!


  1. Jessica S. on November 6, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Agh! My cousin manages a fabulous restaurant in Ann Arbor, called Paesano’s. I totally should have recommended it BEFORE you went…

    Glad you enjoyed my home state. Now come to Purdue, we have a nice Border’s attached to Panera Bread.

  2. Lucy on November 6, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Just watched A Hazard of Hearts on YouTube, great recommendation thanks. It has it all; duels, smuggling, abductions reformed rakes and true love, a lovely distraction from my exam study.

  3. Cho on November 7, 2009 at 12:37 pm

    I WANT TO SEE A HAZARD OF HEARTS! I cannot find it anywhere and it positively breaks my heart. I shall have to try youtube, thanks, Lucy 😉

    And gahhh I am insanely jealous of that person. Anthony Andrews! ANTHONY ANDREWS!

  4. Lauren on November 7, 2009 at 12:53 pm

    Ha! My evil plan to spread “A Hazard of Hearts” across the globe is succeeding! Seriously, though, it’s so much fun. There are so many good lines (and by good, I mean gloriously cheesy, uttered with just the right hint of a smoulder). My favorite: “Let us remain what we are…. Two strangers, brought together by a game of chance.”

  5. Cho on November 7, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I think I want to marry Lord Vulcan. Like, seriously. I just watched it and I loooove it. Much smouldering, just like you said, Lauren 🙂

  6. Elizabeth aka Miss Eliza on November 9, 2009 at 12:30 am

    It’s also available through netflix as part of the “Romantic Movie Favorites” that also includes The Gamble and The Lady and the Highwayman.

  7. Liz on November 9, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    I just put it in my Netflix queue 🙂

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