Aloha! Hawaii is hot, hot, hot and beautiful. I’ve been coming to Hawaii for a year now and yep, if you haven’t guessed it by now, my next book for Warner, titled FLIRTING WITH FORTY is set in Hawaii and Seattle. I love Hawaii for all the obvious reasons—the intense tropical colors, the sound of waves crashing and warm wind rustling palms fronds, the dazzling sun and cool water–and then the not so obvious….I’m learning to surf! But I’m not learning on my own, my boys are taking lessons with me and I’ve discovered surfing is a great metaphor for life: Never turn your back on the ocean; paddle through the channel, and waves come in sets. Essentially–be smart about the dangers in life, don’t make things harder than they have to be, life is cyclical, and take advantage of mometum when its on your side. And with that said, I’ve kids anxious to hit the beach and I’m off. Aloha and Mahalo!