Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Celebrate Canada Week - Aloha to Julie Rowe

The Canadian flag at the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic 
Image by Jared Grove (link)


Julie Rowe and her fellow residents of Fort McMurray, are resilient. Julie, in particular, remains cheerful despite the fire. She is participating in one of the panels I coordinated for the RWA Annual Conference (link):

The Joy of Writing (WRITER’S LIFE)
Anne Elizabeth, Kim Lowe, Cathy Maxwell, and Julie Rowe

Best-selling, award-winning, and perpetually positive authors share how they savor their passion for writing while navigating the pitfalls of the publishing industry.


From her bio,

Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and northern Alberta, where she still resides. She loves to include medical details in her romance novels, but admits she’ll never be able to write about all her medical experiences because, “No one would believe them!” A double Golden Heart finalist 2006, Julie’s writing has appeared in several magazines such as Today’s Parent, Reader’s Digest (Canada), and Canadian Living. She currently facilitates communication workshops for her local city college. Julie enjoys hearing from her readers. You can reach her at julieroweauthor.com.



Kim: What is your favorite sight, sound, and smell of your part of Canada?

Julie: I love the sight, sound and smells of the Rocky Mountains! There’s nothing like the clean, crisp scent of pine trees, the sound of birds and rushing water and the sight of the peaks covered in snow.

Kim: Can you share a unique Canadian saying or slang that resonates with you?

Julie: I’m sorry. I say it all the time and don’t even realize it. My kids tease me about being sorry for everything, including the weather, bad traffic, political unrest in foreign nations and the plight of Syrian refugees.

Kim: What would you recommend a reader to see, eat, or drink to enhance their travel experience to Canada?

Julie: If you could only do one thing, I would recommend flying into the Calgary airport, driving to Banff and having High Tea at the Banff Springs Hotel. 

Banff Springs Hotel, October 1929
Public Domain (link)

Juile's recent release is VIRAL JUSTICE ...

As a general's daughter, Alicia Stone has fought twice as hard for everything she's earned in the military. A Special Forces consultant with black belts in three martial arts, she's as strong as her surname implies. No one dares call her Alicia—no one but Colonel Robert Maxmillian, head of the Biological Response Team.

With Alicia at his side, Max must lead the team into northern Iraq to investigate a virus—or is it a weapon—killing the area's population. Charged with guarding his body, she can't help wanting his hands on her body. Max would be the perfect fling. But he demands more.

The heat builds between them, but danger quickly follows. As the two get closer to the source of the virus, they'll have to risk their future to outsmart a scientist with nothing to lose.

Book three of Biological Response Team


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I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash. To enter the giveaway,

1. How do you take your tea - hot or cold? Milk or lemon? What flavor?  I prefer hot green tea!

2. Comments are open through Saturday, July 2, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 3.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

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30 comments:

  1. Wow, the picture of the hotel!! Crazy.
    As for tea - hot always. It has to be some sort of flavor, too. Right now I drink oolong quite a bit.

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    1. Susan, it's a beautiful hotel, like walking into a tiny British island. :-)

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  2. I'd love to have high tea at that hotel. Beautiful ! I drink tea hot & cold. But Irish breafast tea comes first to the screen.
    Carol )

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    1. Sorry, not screen. To the front I meant.
      Carol L

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    2. Sorry, not screen. To the front I meant.
      Carol L

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  4. I enjoy my tea (both hot and cold) with lemon.

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  5. I take mine with milk and sugar.

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  6. Hot with just a touch of honey.

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  9. I like cold raspberry tea.

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  10. I don't drink tea I'm a coffee person

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  11. I don't drink tea. I like coffee.
    ladbookfan

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  12. Hot tea with lemon,chamomile :)

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  13. Banff Springs Hotel was part of the trip I planned for this summer, but medical issues forced us to postpone the trip. I will be sure to have High Tea on our visit, hopefully next year.

    I like both hot and iced tea.
    For hot tea, I like English Breakfast Tea, Irish Breakfast Tea, Lady Gray Tea, Earl Grey Tea, Constant Comment Orange Spice tea, and fruit teas. Sugar and sometimes lemon with them.

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  14. I like my tea hot with just a dash of milk.

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  15. I like my tea hot with just a dash of milk.

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  16. Not a tea fan. love coffee

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  17. I love tea and green tea woth lavender is my favorite at the moment.

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  18. I am a country girl so my tea needs to be cold and sweet!

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  19. Iced tea.
    Patty B.

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  20. I love a strong black tea - since it's summer I enjoy it iced with a section of fresh lemon; when I'm chilly I like it hot with honey & milk

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  21. Most of the time iced black tea - occasionally with lemon.

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  22. I like hot black tea, just straight up.

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  23. Norj
    Both with lemon
    Kimh

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  24. I love all kinds of tea - hot and cold! My pick would be hot peppermint tea

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  25. Just plain Lipton Tea.
    Karen

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