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Jade And Elizabeth's Excellent Adventure


GOAL: writer's retreat where MUCH writing will occur

Problem: Attendees will include Damon Suede, Cindy Dees, Elizabeth Hoyt, and me. And um...we like to gab, not write.

LOCATION: Pennsylvania.

Problem: Neither Elizabeth nor I have any real comprehension of geography. And we're driving.

Yes on August 2, starting at 5 am (okay, more realistically - 6:30), Elizabeth Hoyt and I are going to begin our trek from Illinois to Pennsylvania. This will involve much coffee, swearing, and not 1, not 2 but 5 GPS devices. It had to be an odd number in case they disagreed. We're hoping that we can go with a majority rule kind of thing. This does not, however, allow for operator error, but we're pretending that won't happen.

DURATION: 1 week

Problem: We're directionally challenged.  (Did you know that OHIO is between Illinois and Pennsylvania?  I thought it was like...somewhere else.) So it's possible that we may take some detours.

DETOURS? We're going to be stock signing our books at bookstores in Columbus, Dayton, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis, and possibly Toronto.  Why Toronto?  Like I said, we're directionally challenged.  My book? WHAT THE BRIDE WORE (releasing August 6) Click here for more info.  Elizabeth's book? LORD OF DARKNESS available NOW!  Click here for more info

How can you follow our adventures?  On social media!  Facebook: JadeLeeBooks or ElizabethHoytBooks  Twitter: JadeLeeAuthor or ElizabethHoyt. #J&EAdventure

What can YOU do? Retweet, share on fb, laugh at our folly, send us tweets to distract us from gabbing with our, I mean writing our books.  Or you can comment below and win a copy from Jade's backlist!

excellent journey




39 comments posted.

Re: Jade And Elizabeth's Excellent Adventure

Waving at you as you pass under Michigan!
(Marcy Shuler 6:13pm August 5, 2013)

This sounds like a great series! I'm looking forward to it.
(Betty Hamilton 6:25pm August 5, 2013)

I live in Pennsylvania! Welcome! Safe travels and thanks for the
(Linda Brennan 6:50pm August 5, 2013)

Wow, Congrats on your book: WHAT THE BRIDE WORE and Congrats
to Elizabeth on her book: LORD OF DARKNESS. They both sound
like fantastic books to win and read this summer. Congrats
on your road trip to Pennsylvania. Sounds like a bunch of
fun in the sun. Be safe on the roads and watch out for the
people texting while driving. Please come to visit us in
Austin, TX in the future when you can too. Thank You very
much. Cecilia CECE
(Cecilia Dunbar Hernandez 7:46pm August 5, 2013)

I've been enjoying the road pictures on Facebook.
(Mary C 7:55pm August 5, 2013)

I've seen some of your tweets - what fun! The longer the
drive in the day the more I want to stop & stretch (& hit
those rest areas!). Sounds like you two have fun together.
(Diane Sallans 8:59pm August 5, 2013)

Congratulations on the new release. Your trip sounds like a great deal of fun.
(Janie McGaugh 9:16pm August 5, 2013)

Have a fun and safe trip! :)
(Colleen Conklin 9:23pm August 5, 2013)

Have a great time - its good to get away and
work, but as important not to work too hard and
enjoy the time spent with others.
(Carla Carlson 11:24pm August 5, 2013)

Good luck getting to the retreat before it's over. If you do
end up in Toronto I'll stop in (since it's only two hours
from me) and give you a detailed and highlighted map with
directions to Pennsylvania. :-)
It sounds like you two will have lots of fun on the trip
there and back and hopefully just as much fun at the
(Lisa White 12:02pm August 6, 2013)

i have been wanting this book for a long time i would love to
own this congratulations on the release of this book
(Denise Smith 1:09am August 6, 2013)

Congratulations on your new book. I came home to DE from Pittsburgh yesterday. Would have loved to attend a signing but was there for my mother's funeral. Maybe another time.
(Marcia Berbeza 1:42am August 6, 2013)

Have fun and drive carefully. Look forward to the books. I am following on Twitter.
(Leona Olson 8:50am August 6, 2013)

I'll just have to wait for your books to come out. I have no way to tweet, and don't have a Facebook account. With over 13,500 pieces of e-mail in my regular account, the last thing I need is another account to worry about!! There's just too much on my plate!! I do love your antics, though, as well as your books!! Have fun on your travels!!
(Peggy Roberson 9:02am August 6, 2013)

Have not read any of your books yet. Would like to win to see what they are like. The is how I find new authors.
(Judy Ferguson 10:10am August 6, 2013)

I may run into you. I live in Illinois and have family in Pa and Nj that I will be
driving to in August. Lol. I have done that drive so many times in the last 20
yrs I could have been your driver. Congrats on all of your success and may
your travels be only eventful in good and happy ways.
(Patti Paonessa 10:19am August 6, 2013)

This sounds great, I would love to win, thanks for the chance...
(Linda Scarchuk 11:20am August 6, 2013)

Have fun! This is one time I wish I did Twitter or Facebook. That way I could keep up with your adventures.
(Anna Speed 12:14pm August 6, 2013)

Hopefully Ohio was nice to you. We have been having decent weather. I'm guessing you were on the Turnpike (I-80). Thanks for the chance.
(Sue Galuska 12:40pm August 6, 2013)

You should have taken me with you as navagator. I'm awesome with directions and
telling drivers where to go, lol. I was trained by my husband and he's a sailor at
heart! We work as a team when traveling and it's about the only time we really get
along - ha ha. Have a great tour :-)
(Lenna Hendershott 1:06pm August 6, 2013)

The road trip sounds like it will be lots of fun. Hope you will be updating with all the adventures.
(Pam Howell 1:30pm August 6, 2013)

I think I need a trip like yours---anything to get me out of this office--maybe even a good book to read.
(Sue Farrell 2:04pm August 6, 2013)

Sounds interesting my two favorite things to do is reading and my grand
kids Thank you
(Ava Curtis 2:14pm August 6, 2013)

enjoy the trip
(Debbi Shaw 2:49pm August 6, 2013)

I love road trips and this one sounds like fun. Can't wait to read your updates. Have a great trip!
(Joanne Balinski 3:09pm August 6, 2013)

I'm a terrible road tripper! But I have had to drive with 3 kids under 8, a cat and a dog from KS to AK. Also drove with 4 kids under 13 from AK to SC. Why? you ask? The US Army told us to!!
(Kylan Alexander 3:11pm August 6, 2013)

Best movie reference ever. :-D Have fun on your trip!
(Karin Anderson 3:24pm August 6, 2013)

It sounds like you're both having fun on your road trip and that's what counts. I sure would like very much to win and read one of your books. Thank you for this chance to win. The Best To You.
(Esther Somorai 3:38pm August 6, 2013)

Love your books... Hope you get lots of writing done so I have more to read!
(May Pau 3:41pm August 6, 2013)

Have a wonderful trip, it sounds like an awesome way to procrastinate writing lol.
(Jamie Fortney 3:51pm August 6, 2013)

We're working hard at our retreat. We made it here only 2
hours late because of 3 accidental detours. Check on line (my
facebook page or twitter) for pictures of what we've been
(Jade Lee 4:02pm August 6, 2013)

Sounds like great fun. Have a safe trip back. Would love to win a copy of one your books.
(Carol Woodruff 4:16pm August 6, 2013)

Sounds like a trip that could get fast and furious.
(Sheila True 8:53pm August 6, 2013)

Just got back from a great road trip. Enjoy!
(Melanie Backus 9:09pm August 6, 2013)

I love this cover, I would love a chance to win this book.
Thank you
(Angela Holland 9:59pm August 6, 2013)

It sounds like your trip is going to be a real adventure. You and Elizabeth sound
like my sister and I. We're both terribly directionally challenged. :D
(Barbara Elness 10:25pm August 6, 2013)

I would love to go on another road trip but this time a little more leisurely to take in the sights.
(Kai Wong 11:45pm August 6, 2013)

It all sounds like so much fun.
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