There's no place like home.
I had forgotten how beautiful my home state is. Our mountains and lakes, forests and meadows. My condo is in the prettiest part of Sacramento; my crummy photos don't do it justice, but if you want to see what it looks like, google Woodside HOA.
I spent time with friends and family, especially my writer buddies
To the left, my friend and critique partner Diane Farr, whose blog is at http://www.bestbyfarr.com.
Below, my brother and his girlfriend at Lake Tahoe. That's me on the right. I also had a fabulous time in San Francisco with writer Elizabeth Jennings, who founded and runs the Women's Fiction Festival in Matera, Italy. I attended a booksigning with my fellow Sacramento writers Brenda Novak, Allison Brennan, Donna Del Oro and Dee Brice.
My amazing mother celebrated her 80th birthday!
We visited Palm Springs and spent quality time with my friend Sioux Hemm.