Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Tuesday Travels: Thanks for the Interview!

Last week, Valerie Geary posted an interview about my background and experiences as part of her month-long focus on travel writing, and I just wanted to take a moment to thank her for inviting me to participate. I feel very honored – and I only wish that I had been more timely in expressing my gratitude.

If you haven't yet visited Valerie's blog, please do so. Every month, she focuses on a specific genre. During February, she's setting her sights on romance – a genre that she's never embraced before. But, as she wrote in her first post of the month, “I'm on the path to recovery. The whole point of this year is for me to read outside my comfort zone. Not only that, but to read with an open mind. So as I explore the genre I've been dreading most, I will try to keep the eye rolling to a minimum.”

As a fellow spurner of romance, I respect her open-mindedness and look forward to her thoughts, interviews, and reviews – just as I did during her exploration of the travel genre (one that, as you might imagine, I count among my favorites).


Valerie Geary said...


Deb@RGRamblings said...

You've been busy - great interview!

Bane of Anubis said...

Anybody that read Twilight+3 in such a short span cannot call herself a spurner of romance :p

Laura Martone said...

Valerie - Right back atcha!

Deb - Thanks!

Bane - Alright, you got me. In my defense, though, I felt compelled to read the Twitard nonsense - just to see what all the hullabaloo was about. But I put my foot down at typical romance - you know, the kind with Fabio on the cover.

Bane of Anubis said...

Gotcha -- sparkles, not bods & rods ;)

Laura Martone said...

Hahaha! Even as I chuckle, Bane, at your latest character assessment, I have to admit that the sparkle thing still throws me for a loop.

And, while I admit that "bods and rods" rarely put me in a romantic mood, I should note that anyone who does care for that sort of thing should visit Yo Mama's - a great burger joint in the French Quarter that recently installed a collage of naked men in the ladies' bathroom, no doubt in answer to the boobalicious one that's hung in the men's loo for years.