Girls Write Out
Monday, March 20, 2006


Five minutes after we settle into our home on wheels, we decide we’ve had enough and it’s time to eat. Okay, it was lunchtime. There’s a Bob Evans across the street from the RV place, with only a few cars, so we figure it’s safe. Colleen pulls into the back of the restaurant—I do mean back--as in, trash bin area. We hear a funny sound as she takes up the entire back row of parking slots. “Oh, that doesn’t sound good,” she says. I look back and see a row of pine trees. Now, I could be wrong, but I’m thinking one is missing, Still, I figure why tell her, ya know?

We eat lunch, then afterwards, stop at the store to buy some pretty little bags to put the goodies in that we’re giving to the bookstore people. We stuff the bags with books and such, then settle into our seats.

Armed and ready to go, Colleen takes on a confidence that scares me (picture Jack Nickolson, The Shining). She whips around one corner, then the next. On the fourth turn, all our stuffed bags go flying off tables and chairs, and by the time we reach our destination, our place looks like a hamster cage after a confetti sale.

It’s after two by the time we hit our first store. My feet are hurting and I want to grumble like the wandering Israelites in the wilderness, but well, it hasn’t been 40 years yet, so I keep quiet.

We meet the sales staff of the Family Christian Bookstore in Elkhart, have a great time, snap pictures, then get on our way again. This time we’re headed for Nappanee.

You’d better warn them, there’s a storm coming through—in a 25 foot RV.

Diann Hunt  
posted at 9:38 PM  
  Comments (4)
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At 10:21 PM, Blogger Kristin Billerbeck said...

Oh my gosh, I can just see Colleen, I mean Jack! I'm glad I'm safely in California -- and that's saying something!

When you're in the rural areas, be sure and scrape up any road kill. Them's good eating. : )

At 10:26 PM, Blogger Rhonda Gibson said...

I laughed until tears ran down my cheeks, then I called Jean and shared the blog! She laughed and laughed!!!

You gals are a hoot!! Keep us posted.

At 12:26 AM, Blogger Rich said...

Ha! I can see the wood pile (former pine tree) now!

Watch out everyone, crazed suspense writer at the wheel!

At 2:36 AM, Blogger Malia Spencer said...

LOL! Can't wait to read more. You ladies are hilarious! Wonder what will be up tomorrow?

And hey, pass the firewood this way. It's been cold and rainy for three weeks straight. Oh wait, no fireplace. Darn guess those extra blankets will have to come out after all. Mink blanket here I come!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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