Love, Travel, Write!

Dynam fans! I’ve missed you! Gosh, has it really been nearly a year since my last blog post? I hope you don’t feel abandoned—I promise there is GOOD reason for my absence. Keep reading. :) I woke up Sunday morning thinking, “Is it really March 1st, 2015 already?” Wow! How is that possible? Where did 2014 go? Last we spoke, it was April 2014 and I was still living on cloud nine with the success of Dynam. From the book launch, to the display in Tattered Cover and even making it to the 2nd round of the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award, I had to pinch myself—my dreams of becoming a published author finally came true.

Your support inspired me and it wasn’t long before I jumped right back into writing…and a few other things. 2014 was a busy year for this working gal. Thought admittedly, it wasn’t all work. There was quite a bit of play too! Confession time!

Samantha and Chuck 2One of the main reason for my absence on the blog is a certain love interest. Gah! He’s totally going to blush when he reads this. But, since you guys are my loyal fans—and since we’re coming up on our one-year anniversary—I think it’s time to tell you that Ms. Peterson is officially involved and completely smitten. You’re going to love him, I just know it! I’ll keep you updated on things with Mr. Perfect, but in the meantime just know this hopeless romantic is all smiles these days!

The past year also harbored many exciting travel adventures for Mr. Perfect and me. This last October, life took us to Panama. It was absolutely incredible! We enjoyed visiting the Panama Canal, but my favorite part of the trip was flying in a prop plane to Las Perlas Archipelago, named for the pearls once harvested there. Panama Prop PlaneUnfortunately, the man-friend came down with a bit of a bug one day—perhaps it was the seafood we’d had the night before—but overall it was a fantastic trip.

In November, we headed to Fisher’s Island, New York for Thanksgiving. It has already become one of my favorite places in the world. If you haven’t visited, you need to! We topped our year off in December with a trip to Vero Beach, Florida for Christmas and some much-needed beach time. Ah! Is this really my life? Can you see why there was no time for blogging? Ha! Chuck on Vaca

And lastly, as some of you already know, in 2014 I re-located to a beautiful loft in Downtown Denver. This is my happy place. I absolutely love the city life and I even created my own little “zen space” to craft the perfect inspired spot for writing! You can check it out here: 5 Home Office Must Have’s for Real People.

Speaking of inspiration…(drumroll please)…I am bursting at the seams to tell you that the sequel to Dynam is COMING SOON!

I can’t wait to share what Calista’s been up to, but until then—any guesses on the title for book #2?!

You guys are the best! Talk soon!