Nicola Marsh had to make do with a research trip and a conference. Cape Schanck's on Bass Strait and the only thing standing between it and Antarctica is Tasmania so you can imagine the biting winds and the frigid temperatures. She didn't get to see the lighthouse...which she really, really wanted to see. And then she says.... "Oh well, there's always summer." Which is a really stark reminder to those of us in the other hemisphere that our seasons are opposite and summer is WINTER!
But she did make it to the RWAus conference looking very glam indeed! Here she is with Medicals author Fiona Lowe.
Our world-wide traveling winner this year has to be Trish Wylie. She made it to New York. But she also turned into a real California girl when she hit not one...not two...but THREE fab destinations.
There was Comic Con in San Diego.
There was shmoozing, sleepless nights, and bags of fun at RWA Nationals Conference in San Francisco.
And then there was...well, naturally - HOLLYWOOD.
Atta girl, Trish!
Ally Blake and Donna Alward had something in common as they both ended up at family weddings. Ally was dressed in her finery for her sister's big day, and Donna attended her mum's wedding. (By the way, Donna still thinks it's cool that her mum got remarried at 75! Go Mum!) Here are Ally and Donna celebrating with family:
Ally also hit the Aussie conference with Nic...and really never has work been so fun than when you can get together with other writers in such a fabulous location. The pics of the hotel are STUNNING. Here's Ally with some familiar faces!
What else did Donna get up to? Well, after her big move, Donna didn't wander too far. But she LOVES daytrips, so she took the kids to Grand Pre in Nova Scotia...a national historic site dedicated to the expulsion of the Acadians in 1755. The grounds are beautiful and the day was gorgeous: here's the church.
Jenna Bayley-Burke had a "staycation" with her family - sticking close to home for bags of fun. Who needs to travel when you can do this?
And technically classed as "work"...booksignings at the beach sound pretty good too.
Finally we have editor Natasha Oakley who took a well deserved trip to France with her family for summer holiday. Traveling to Normandy, the Loire and the Dordogne ...well the pictures just speak for themselves.
Oh my gosh...doesn't it make you want to jump on a plane?
Where did YOU go this past summer???????????