How much do you love getting away from it all? Zipping away with the special people in your life and forgetting about all other responsibilities for the time being?
I recently had this opportunity. But I’ve got to tell you, when I heard I was going to be in Hawaii at the time of E.C. Stilson’s book release, titled Homeless in Hawaii, I knew the fates had to be at work. It couldn’t be more perfect. I adore E.C.! And this was the perfect opportunity to do something…I don’t know…silly/fun on my journey for her book. So I did!
After all, here was my chance to experience a small taste of EC’s book, and past life experiences (not really, but I can pretend), in my own little mini episode.
Hot off the plane I scampered over to the International Market Place. A spot I’d heard she’d spent a lot of time. It’s also a great spot for fun Hawaiian shopping where street performers can be found in abundance. Although, I didn’t come across any as talented as E.C. while I was there.
But seeing all of the performers along the street and trying to picture a very young Elisa with her violin, I was tempted to try my own hand playing an instrument. Well, almost. My musical talent doesn’t hold a candle to that of my daughter. I think I’ll let her collect the quarters for our next meal.
A little birdy (EC) also told me that she and her husband as performers themselves sometimes ended up at parties with rich and powerful people. Now, I didn’t have the same kind of time to hone that kind of talent or build that type of reputation, but I did what I could. Hey, I didn’t do too poorly if I do say so myself.
And it took some serious work, but I also managed to get in with other famous folks… er, chipmunks.
They told me they liked my pink hair.
So, at the end of the day, I may not have duplicated as many of EC’s experiences as I could have. My accommodations were a little nicer than park benches…
…and the only security taking a close look at me were slapping colorful bands on my wrist. But a copy of Homeless in Hawaii and I walked the streets of Waikiki together and lingered on the beautiful beaches stirring up a buzz.
It was hard not to when you’re getting down in the sand (practically on your belly) with a book and a little hula girl. People ask questions. I had answers! I was book pimping everywhere I went.
Of course, I didn’t neglecting my own writing.
Or family time.
And even my newly acquired Thor found himself some little fun time.
Eventually my amazing trip had to end…
…so that I could come home and tell you all about it, and E.C. Stilson’s book. When you get a chance, check it out. It’s another beautiful memoir, something she does so well. This one was written for her husband. It’s the story of their beginning. How can that not be beautiful?
I happen to meet Mickey Mouse while on vacation. Do you think he will buy a copy?
Have you ever done something fun and a little crazy for someone else while you were away on vacation? How did it make you feel?
In addition to the fabulous new release news/you-know-you-wanted-to-hear-about-my-vacation-tidbit, I have more thing to share. You can’t see me, but I’m smiling rather wide. Wayman Publishing will be featuring their book fair again! Woot! Woot! What does that mean for you? From December 1st through the 3rd there will be lots of books at crazy prices! You won’t want to miss out. So be on the look out! I’ll be sure to remind you. 😉
The timing works out perfectly to coincide with the release of their latest anthology: Open Doors : Fractured Fairy Tales. The book is comprised of multiple short stories by various authors (one of them being ME!) all spinning their own twist on a nursery rhyme or fairy tale. From December 1st through the 20th all profits from this anthology will be donated to Primary Children’s Hospital in the form of Christmas gifts for the long-term patients staying there. It’s a great way to give at the holidays. So if you know anyone… *wink* AND if you feel so inclined, we would love for you to “like” the book on Amazon and consider adding it to your “to-read” list on Goodreads.
Who knew that would land me an author’s page? Actually, I kind of did. If you’re feeling generous you could “like” me too. I wouldn’t mind. 😀 The book officially goes on sale December 1st, but an early e-book addition was put out to take advantage of the cyber weekend. Yay!