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MEMORIES OF LOOOOONNG NEW YEARS’ EVES
I’d never had much truck with New Year’s Eve even as a twenty-something. Not being a night owl, it usually meant a tortured wait just longing for bed. That hasn’t changed much.
It’s supposed to be so romantic, right? Not so. My first New Years with my husband-to-be) was another long drawn out agony. I remember sitting outside on his back steps hoping the cold air would keep me awake and listening to the tick-tick of my watch. Finally, the moment came. I went back in and found Gary snoring on the couch. I shook him awake (none too gently), drank a glass of champagne by myself (he didn’t care for it), and we went to bed with grateful hearts that it was over.
I think to this day our children believe that the year changes in Virginia one and a half hours earlier than in the rest of the country.
My characters Milo Everhart and Tristram Brodie in Artful Dodging: the Torpedo Factory Murders, have an even worse New Year’s, since they’ve decided to take a break from each other to deal with murder investigations, arrests and runaways. Milo’s friend Morgana asks her what her plans are:
Milo waved a thick volume before stuffing it in her bag. “Jane Austen, Isis, and I will spend a cozy evening by the fire.”
“Of course, but only for me. Isis gets Fancy Feast, and Jane gets my undivided attention.”
If you want to find out why it didn’t turn out that way—click on the cover in the left sidebar. You can read an excerpt under the tab Excerpts here.
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