Feb 19, 2014

Gingers with Blue Eyes Unite!

My sweet sister-in-law sent me a link to a Huffington Post article on Red Heads.
The article listed out several facts about ginger head people.  I found point number 4 of great interest.

4. Red hair and blue eyes is the rarest combination in the world
The majority of natural redheads have brown eyes, with others likely to have hazel or green shades.
But like red hair, blue eye colour is a recessive trait, meaning that both parents must carry the gene for a child to be blessed with it. This makes those with red hair and blue eyes the rarest minority in the world, with only 1% having both.
So, each one is about as rare as a four-leaf clover.
  
Another site I found for redheaded people The Ginger Parrot.  As all sorts of fun and interesting all to do with being Ginger.
http://gingerparrot.co.uk


So did anyone see the men's aerial ski jumping competition on Monday?  It was breath taking to watch.  I sooo wanted Mac Bohonnon to medal.  But the kid has lots of years ahead of him.  He did great for only being 18!  Go TEAM USA!

My book this month features a hero who is an aerial ski jumper.

Feb 11, 2014

Olympics are on! And it Snowed in Portland

Wow, we had a very snowy weekend here in Portland Oregon.  I stayed in doors and wrote and watched the Olympics!  I have a book out this month which features a champion aerial ski jumper as the hero. Nick Walsh is waiting to find out if he made the cut to compete in the winter games, but someone doesn't want him to live long enough to find out.
To see an interview with the heroine of the story visit http://craftieladiesofromance.blogspot.com
I had such a fun time researching this book.  I chose aerial ski jumping because of my own background in gymnastics.  At one time in my life I could flip and spin in the air off a trampoline or the end of a balance beam. Such an exhilarating feeling!
The men's aerial ski jumping competition stars on February 17th. Here's the schedule to see when your favorite event is.
https://www.google.com/#q=olympics+schedule+2014

 Killer Competition
A champion ski jumper, Nick Walsh wants one thing: to win the gold for his late brother. Nick,  has always blamed himself for his family's tragic loss – and so does everyone else.  To complicate things, sweet and shy reporter To Julie Frost insists on doing a story about him. But as Nick gets closer to achieving his dream, someone will do anything to stop him. Somehow, Nick must keep Julie from getting too close as they confront a threat that can destroy them both. Julie and Nick are on the verge of discovering the truth about his brother's death…unless an unknown murderer finds them first.

Dec 17, 2013

I recently went to Hawaii with my husband for a quick get away.  Well, it was a get away for me, he had to work a little bit while we were there.  I posted a few pictures on my Facebook page but thought I'd add a few here too.
We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village on the island of Oahu.
Looking at the hotel from the other side.  All of those buildings make up the Hilton.  They have that cool pond for guests.  The ocean is at my back here.  As I turned around I saw a bride and groom having their pictures taken. How cool is that!
This is facing the other direction.  Diamond Head is at the far end.  In between is Waikiki Beach.

This is where I spent a great deal of time.

We took an evening cruise on this catamaran.
 We saw this Duck Tour bus.  Very cool.  Not sure I'd want to go in the ocean in it though.
We were serenaded in the airport as we waited for our plane to take us home.
We arrived home to freezing weather.  But it was so fun to get a way for a few days.