Carlsbad & Mother’s Day Plans

When my son Ty heads off to college in seven years or so, Mac and I will be relocating to San Diego and Ty Gurney will open a surf shop there and we’ll finally all be under one roof in one house. Ty will keep his Hawaii Surf School & Board Shop but he’ll also have some California locations and I like to think that I’ll one day open a fun indie bookstore that’s next door to Ty’s Board Shop called “Beach Girl Books” and it’ll be a store full of fun reads–romance, romantic suspense, women’s fiction, mysteries, popular commercial fiction. I will be hosting signings and throw fun theme parties and make sure writers who write great beach reads know they are welcome any time.

While in San Diego we took drives and walks and ate more burritos than we should have. One day we headed to La Jolla with Ty’s parents for lunch, while on another day Ty looked and looked for a cool Bing or Hap Jacobs board but in the end bought an amazing new Becker long board to keep at his folks house so that when we’re visiting he can surf. After finding the board, Ty surfed twice and the second morning while he surfed, I pushed Mac for a walk along the Carlsbad seawall. Mac pointed and called to every single dog….and there were a lot.


Mac and Mom in La Jolla overlooking the cave.


Mac testing out Dad’s new surfboard.

We headed to Carlsbad to celebrate an early Mother’s Day with Ty’s mom but now we’re back in Washington and getting ready to celebrate Mother’s Day with my boys this weekend. I see a box has arrived from one of my favorite stores and brunch reservations have been made for Sunday. Mac is now over his cold and so much fun again! I’m so excited to be sharing Mother’s Day with all three boys and Surfer Ty this year.

Tell me what you’ll be doing this weekend–either for Mother’s Day or just weekend plans–and you’ll be entered in my Mother’s Day Contest which is really really good this year as one of you will have the chance to win a bound galley of She’s Gone Country. That’s right. This is your chance to get a much anticipated look at my new book about Shey and her family—now. There will be one grand prize winner that gets the galley and sweets and treats and fun goodies, and then there will be two other winners that get great goodies but no book. Want a chance to win? Share with me your weekend plans, make sure to enter by Sunday night midnight PST, and Monday morning I’ll announce the winners Monday morning.

Good luck and I do hope it’s going to be a wonderful weekend for all!

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