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My Favorite Thing To Do When Not Writing

Annette “Malachite” Blair

My favorite reason to leave my desk behind, for a day, a week, or more, is always for time with family. An antiquing day locally is an awesome escape with my husband and always ends with dinner out. We find perfect items to decorate our home, inspiration to enhance my books in progress, and sometimes I come upon entirely NEW stories. One ancient item is all it can take for a new plot to be born, historical or contemporary. UNBRIDLED ROGUE, fifth in the Rogues Club series, was born in an antique shop in Fairhaven MA. Understand that books are purchased wherever we go.

I am also always in the market for a new Amish Historical. Some of my favorite destinations are Amish communities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois. In Ohio, we attended a farm auction and a barn raising. And I love Amish yard sales. Once, the Amishman driving our buggy responded to one of my questions by giving me a double take. He said, “You know so much, you drive,” and he handed me the reins. Scary and exciting, but now so easy to bring to life. My husband sat in the backseat and took this picture of me driving the buggy.

One of my favorite things to do is spend time with the local grands. It might be anything, like a game night. My granddaughter showing off a new outfit. With the grands, toured the New Bedford MA Whaling Museum and a historical glass museum.

The truth is, I’m a happy wanderer. Hubby is too. One of our favorite expeditions was the auto train to Florida. We had a private sleeper and we relaxed and watched the world go by, because we are train lovers at heart.


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