I’m writing this from one of my favorite places in the world… San Francisco. Woohoo! I made the six and a half hour drive from Orange County to Northern California yesterday (yeah, I’m a little bit of a lead foot) with my family to visit our oldest son and I have to say, God I love this place! That first glimpse of the City by the Bay from the Oakland side is simply breathtaking. It’s truly like Oz. An enchanted fairytale land onto its own, connected to the main land by remarkable bridges that stretch for miles with the Pacific Ocean in as a dramatic backdrop. *sigh
Okay, I’ll admit, it’s not all sunshine and roses. The fog that rolled in last night hasn’t receded. It feels like winter in July this morning. LOL. And I’m sure I could think of a thing or two I don’t love about the nonstop construction and sometimes dirty streets, but on the whole, this is a unique and special place and I’m thrilled my son has found his home away from home here.My plan today is to explore as much by foot as possible. I’ll hit all my usual favorite spots like the Ferry Building and the Wharf, then maybe take a ferry to Sausalito before meeting up with my son in the Castro. This is a family time kind of trip but the writer in me is always working. I set my newest series, Leaning Into Stories, here so you can bet I’ll see my characters everywhere I go. In fact, I saw Josh at the SF MOMA yesterday checking out the Edvard Munch exhibit. I’m sure I’ll spot Zane and Eric on a dock near the Marina, and maybe bump into Nick and Wes walking in the Castro later. (Those of you who read Leaning Into the Fall may recall the penis cookie scene. If I stop by Hot Cookie, I’ll take a picture!)
I’m releasing two new books in the Leaning Into series in September. Leaning Into Always (Sept. 5) is the part two short story for Eric and Zane from Leaning Into Love and Leaning Into Touch (Sept. 28) belongs to Josh. I’m currently working on book #4 and something completely new to me… a holiday story!My family and my Leaning Into friends await! Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer.
Happy Reading! Lane xo
*I’m pretty sure this last pic is Eric and Zane on their boat! 🙂