|Blue Ridge Mountains in North Carolina|
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Aloha! For the evening crowd ....
Today is the 111th anniversary of the Wright Brother's first flight at Kitty Hawk. To celebrate, State of Romance visits North Carolina this link.
I dedicate the first paragraph to Mary Gramlich, the Reading Reviewer, who has taught me how to relax during air travel.
|Wright Brothers at Kitty Hawk|
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Avon kicked off its KissCon in Seattle last month. From Avon's own publicist, Jessie Edwards:
I’m so pleased to share this fun reel from the Speed Round of our first ever KissCon: An Avon Affair in Seattle—a grand event that took place just before Thanksgiving and featured 14 Avon authors, including Julia Quinn, Rachel Gibson, Sarah MacLean, Ilona and Gordon Andrews, Laura Kaye, Lorraine Heath, Lori Wilde, Elizabeth Boyle, Cathy Maxwell, Sophie Jordan, Jennifer Bernard, Julie Brannagh, and Darlene Panzera. In the speed round, the authors were asked some wild and wacky questions by their intrepid publicity director. They only had 3 seconds to answer. What did they say???
Check out the video at this link.
KissCon will be visiting Sarasota, FL and St. Louis, MO in 2015. Mary has already signed up for KissCon in St. Louis. I'm waiting for KissCon to come to Baltimore.
|Sharing ice cream with Cathy|
Notice who is has the biggest smile in the video ... the always optimistic Cathy Maxwell. She is spotlighted in Fox News' online article, Thankful for the Gift of Optimism, at this link.
Thank you, Cathy, for keeping me grounded. I think the Wright Bros. may have been related to your ornery relatives!
I am giving away a book choice from my convention stash to one randomly selected commenter. To enter the giveaway,
1. Leave a comment about any of the following ...
... what you know about North Carolina
... any romances set in North Carolina
... how you relax on air travel
... you favorite Avon Author
... any "ornery" relatives in your family
2. Comments are open through Saturday, December 20, 10 pm in Baltimore.
3. I'll post the winner on Sunday, December 21.
Kim in Baltimore
Aloha Spirit in Charm City
|North Carolina is home to Fort Bragg|
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