Friday, September 29, 2006


This is a great day! I'm launching my new website and setting out on a cross country adventure!

I've got a book that's screaming at me to be written, but first I've got to see all the places my characters will visit. So, today I'm off. I'll be traveling from Oregon to Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, Kansas, Missouri, Kentucky and Tennessee, and then I'll head down to Georgia and Florida, travel across Mississippi, Lousiana, Texas and New Mexico and then cut through Arizona and finally head north into California and then home to Oregon. There's so much to see it boggles the mind.

I'm counting on meeting lots of fascinating people and I'll be handing out free copies of books from the Queensland Chronicles. I can't wait to discover this country. I know I'll find treasures that will fit perfectly with my story and that seeing the country will stir up all kinds of story ideas. If you know of a place I ought to visit let me know. I'll do my best to get there.

And here's the most exciting news: In honor of the trip, I'm running a contest!

To enter the contest, just post a comment on my blog between now and October 26th and you'll automatically be entered into a drawing.

I'll be giving away a copy of my most recent book, When the Storm Breaks, and a mug with one of my favorite quotes on it. Want to know what the quote is? You'll just have to wait until 27th:)

I'll post the name of the winner, as well as my favorite quote, then.

Bye for now. As I travel I'll continue to visit here and keep you updated on my latest adventures. It ought to be fun.