A Wandering Tale

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The places I’ve wanted to visit are irretrievably linked to books, and romantic suspense in particular, which I fell in love with in middle school. The old-fashioned romantic suspense of Victoria Holt, Barbara Michaels, and one of my favorites in those days, M.M. Kaye. M.M. Kaye is better known for the Far Pavilions, set during the British Raj, but she also wrote a series of light mysteries in sing-song exotic spots around the… Read More

We were deep in Jordan, staying in the cave in Wadi Musa when Mubarak finally abdicated. But by then I’d already switched my flight home from Cairo to Amman and Shawn had made plans to meet up with his girlfriend in Istanbul. It wasn’t until the day I was supposed to fly home that we decided to go on to Egypt instead. We heard it was safe again and we were there,… Read More

I arrived back at my sister’s house late last night after 24-hours of travel with no sleep, but woke up when she brought my nephew in this morning and couldn’t get back to sleep. So I ate a massive breakfast then had a long, wonderfully delicious hot bath and managed to remove several layers of Jordanian sand from my fingernails. But I still need to tell you about Jordan. I’m way behind……. Read More