Saturday, July 19, 2008

A Good Beach Read

I’m spending two weeks at the beach, which naturally brings on the rains. When on vacation, I’m used to hearing the locals say, “I’ve never seen it rain like this in July,” or “Thank God, the drought is over.”

So on the one sunny day we had in the first three, I stayed out too long and got burnt. (I was the one slathering on broad-spectrum SPF70 under the beach umbrella while my dark-skinned male companions were flying kites and basking in the sun.) They got scarcely toasted; I got roasted.

So yesterday while I was sitting on the lanai, writing and gazing out at the ocean, pining for sun and sand, the significant others made a sand sculpture of The Dragon Heir. It was the talk of the beach.

Isn’t it cool?

And here I am with the artists…..

Now we just need some dragon tracks into the water….

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I'm not sure if you are aware of the fact that the Heir Trilogy is used as a reading source for an academic competition, but I wanted to let you know just in case. I am truly a fan of the books, but sometimes I wish the charms are written into the book, just so i can try speaking them out loud. Also, the pdf file with the magical terminology information on your website has some information that confuses me when reading the book. The guide says that powers are not influenced by gender, but the books have not revealed a male sorcerer or soothsayer. I also don't remember reading about Tyson Balrag in the book Dragon Heir, but it is in your character guide. Otherwise, I believe the work is fantastic and I can't wait for the next book to come out.