Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Washington Loves Readers Luncheon - Spotlight on Carlene Love


Reminder - I have a special giveaway for July at this link.

The Washington Romance Writers (WRW) are hosting their annual Reader Luncheon (link) on Saturday, October 8, 2016. I look forward to meeting Carlene Love.  From her bio,


Carlene Love is a big fan of the stars (especially Orion), honest music (especially Depeche Mode), and the ocean (especially at sunset). These things have always inspired her to think up stories and continue to do so. Carlene feels honored to be a member of Romance Writers of America (RWA), San Diego Romance Writers (RWASD), Washington DC Romance Writers (WRWDC), and The Waterworld Mermaids. She currently lives in the San Diego area where she can often be found listening to live music and looking up at the sky on clear nights. If she could touch someone’s heart with her writing the way others have done for her, she’d say truly there never lived a luckier girl.

Learn more about Carlene and her books at carlenelove.com.


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

1. Leave a comment about the stars - do you have a favorite? When we lived in Hawaii, the stars were so bright. Hanaiakamala, "foster child of the moon," is the Hawaiian word for the Southern Cross.

2. Comments are open through Saturday, July 9, 10 pm in Baltimore.

3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, July 10.

Mahalo,

Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City

Hanaiakamala - 
Queen Emma's Summer Palace on Oahu


28 comments:

  1. I always liked the Big Dipper (it's usually the only one I could find lol).

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    1. Ooo, that one's new to me, Jane. (I almost called you Polaris ... been a long day, smile). I'll be checking this one out soon, Jane. ;-)

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  3. I love all stars and enjoy watching them at night from my bedroom window.

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  4. No fav for me, but I always make a wish on the first star I see.

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    1. Star light, star bright, Danielle. May all those wishes come true. ;-)

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    1. You made me smile so big. Thank you, Sharlene.

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  6. Hello there everyone and thank you for the wonderful spotlight, Kim. Mahalo. I really enjoyed getting to read all the answers here. Catslady, Jane, Kirsten, Danielle and Sharlene, thank you so much for sharing. I received my first telescope last year and still remember the first time I looked through it to see a star close up. Oh, and the moon. It's just so beautiful up there. So overwhelming, kind of like the first time you see the ocean. I also wanted to share with you all this amazing app a friend told me about called Sky Guide. It's perfect for everyone, but really wonderful for those of us who love to sky-gaze but are still learning. I can't say how much I love it and how often I pull out my phone and use it. My all time favorite constellation is Orion because my grandma and I used to lay out in the backyard at night and she would always find it for me. I think she's up there hanging out with him now. Anyhow, I just wanted to hop on and share my extreme appreciation to you all for stopping by today. Again and as always--Mahalo, Kim.

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  7. Orion is so bright where I am! I recently took a course in astronomy that opened my eyes to so much more! During this summer, the stars look so bright and so much closer than they've been in previous years. Or maybe it's just that I'm seeing things clearly (pun intended!)

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  8. Orion is a favorite of mine also. We were in Big Bend National Park last summer and the star viewing was spectacular. It is one of, if not the best place for viewing the stars in the Americas. I would like to go back again and stay a little longer. It was 101 on one of our hikes.

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  9. Me too, big dipper.
    ladbookfan

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  10. I have to say the Southern Cross. It shines very brightly here. So much so that we even have it on our national flag.

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  11. I've always loved looking up and seeing all those glorious stars in the sky. Orion would be one of those stars I enjoyed.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  12. I've always loved looking up and seeing all those glorious stars in the sky. Orion would be one of those stars I enjoyed.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  13. No favorites but it's always fun to look out my window at night and just stare at how many stars are out there

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  14. Growing up I liked the Little Dipper because everyone always paid more attention to the Big Dipper....

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  15. I don't have a favorite. I love them all.

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  16. I've never been good at picking out constellations, once in a while there is a clear night to see the stars.

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  17. The only one I recognize is the big dipper.
    Karen T.

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  18. Shing star
    Kimh

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  19. I like being able to find the big dipper

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