Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Now I've Got This Up on the Right Date Now

Actually, I thought I'd written a post for my turn on the blog, but if I did, it disappeared. So I wrote one and put it up on the wrong date--so now I'm doing it again, just realize that I wrote it a week ago.

I spent Thursday through Sunday in Ventura CA--and though that's a wonderful place to visit, I was there for the Public Safety Writers Association's Board Meeting. We only meet once a year, though stay in touch via email. For many years I've been the program chair for their annual conference in July, but I've turned the job over to someone younger and certainly as capable or more so than me.

While there, of course, I was too busy to get any work done--and now that I'm home, I've got a long, long list of things I must accomplish--and one is working on my latest book.

I'm also planning a blog tour for my next Rocky Bluff P.D. mystery. While in Ventura, I took some photos of places that could be in my fictional town of Rocky Bluff.

Ventura is a wonderful place right on the Pacific Ocean. It has the most fabulous restaurants--many within walking distance of the hotel where are board meeting was held. The town is also famous because Erle Stanley Gardner had first law office here. And it's the home of the San Buena Ventura Mission. Years ago, I was a day care center teacher in Ventura and was in charge of the school age kids during the summer. We walked all over the old downtown. It has changed a lot since that time.

The beach

Ventura Keys--where the rich people live.

And now it's time for me to hunker down and get some work done!



  1. I don't make resolutions, I make lists of things I need to do and know I can accomplish.

  2. Gorgeous photos! Thanks for sharing. It's sunny and 17 degrees here right now, so love seeing that there is somewhere not completely frigid :)

  3. Welcome back! Thanks for the great pictures! We're imagining we're there. LOL

  4. It is a beautiful place and it was very warm while we were there.