For almost thirty years, my sisters and I have taken a sister trip. We take a long weekend. Our mother used to come with us and we miss her still. We have gone to spas, taken a cruise to the Bahamas, seen lots of cities and even gone to Toronto. And for the last twenty years, we designate a social director and the location is secret! You are required to release clues and the other sisters spend lots of email time trying to guess our location.
I've always wanted to see Savannah, so when my year rolled around and the ticket prices to Atlanta were reasonable, I planned a trip to Savannah. We also went down to Tybee Island and kayaked in the salt marshes.
We stayed in the beautiful historic district The squares are amazing. And so are the old mansions. And the idea for the series was born. Four sisters trying to turn their crumbling family mansion into a B&B. And I sold SOUTHERN COMFORTS. But the editor requested that I cut one of the sisters. So I did.
But I always wanted to have four sisters in the series -- because --- I'm one of four sisters. So the 6th book is a secret 4th sister. Carolina. She has the same father as the Fitzgerald sister and grew up on Tybee Island. Her mother had an affair with the Fitzgerald's father and expected him to divorce his wife. But that never happened.
Here's a little blurb.
A lonely, illegitimate singer will do anything to comfort her terminally ill mother, even steal. But stealing is the last straw for the honor-seeking FBI agent she loves.
It was really fun writing from the perspective of someone who doesn't love the Fitzgerald family on sight.
You can buy the eBook right now -- and the Paperback is available on Tuesday, March 6th.
To celebrate I'll be giving away a copy of the book to a commenter.
Here's what I'd like to know -- Families are created through blood and through connections. What's your strongest relationship?