Daffodils in the author's garden

Y’all, I am ready to emerge from hibernation as a skinny bear (which is much less cute than a pre-hibernation Fat Bear). As I write this, it’s sunny outside my kitchen window, I’ve got daffodils peeking up in my garden, and although the temperature may still say it’s winter, the sun is just high enough to make it feel like spring.

And that puts me in the mood for spring break! Do you have fun spring break memories? I don’t because my dad was an accountant, and spring is tax season, so we always had to wait for summer to travel. BUT since it’s my high-school senior son’s last spring break 🥹we’ve committed to go away this year. We’re visiting a city I’ve never been, Charleston, South Carolina. We’ll be passing through Asheville, North Carolina, too, which always makes me think of a haunting book I read that is partially set there, Jessica Strawser’s debut novel, Almost Missed You (Content warnings galore: death of a former love interest, parental kidnapping, and lack of a HEA – though the ending is hopeful – so be careful).

And to get me in the mood, I’m reading A Lowcountry Bride by Preslaysa Williams, a romance set in South Carolina with an ADORABLE cover.

Happy spring, y'all!