Some people collect Hummel dolls, others little spoons. Other people collect china dolls or maybe commemorative plates and are often very serious about it. I, too, join this group of crazy people as I collect National Park stamps. Yes, I have a National Park passport and like to travel to the various national parks/monuments/trails/historic sites and go to the visitors center and get the dated stamp added to my book. I am definitely a little obsessed with it. One year I collected stamps in Maryland, Alaska, New York and Colorado. This past summer, I was able to get thirteen stamps at Harpers Ferry in West Virginia in one day.
I was so excited–I know, I’m insane! To confirm this insanity, I was in San Antonio for RWA last July. Of course I had to leave the convention and drive to the various missions south of town to collect the national park stamps. Checking out the map, I became a little obsessed with driving up to Johnson’s home, a national historic site, which was about seventy miles north of San Antonio for that stamp as well. I had no idea when I’d be back in south Texas, so it was perhaps my only chance to get it. Unfortunately, I was unable to get the Johnson stamp and it could be years (!) before I can get it. Yes, I’m pouting. Where to next? In January, the family is headed for a week in San Diego and we are going to take a ride out to Joshua Tree National Park–only three hours away. Gotta get that stamp!
Do you collect? Are you a fanatic about it like me?
The next book in my romantic suspense series, Hot Pursuit, is out now. Enjoy!
Anna Scott has given Nick everything. Her heart, her body, and the truth about her past. But every action has consequences, and now, thanks to her, Nick is in more trouble than ever. He’s running from his old boss, distracted from his undercover work, and secretly negotiating with the most powerful mafia boss in New York. She knows the only way to free him is to step into the spotlight once more and face her enemies. She is convinced that Nick must stay in the shadows to be safe, but the stubborn man isn’t cooperating. Once she learns the truth about him–that he’s really Jake Griffin–she realizes that his sense of honor and duty will get him killed. Protecting the man she loves is the only thing that matters to her now, no matter the cost. Jake Griffin is in love with a woman on the run. The woman he knew and fell in love with was an illusion born of desperation. Anna Scott has powerful enemies and blood in her past, but neither can deny the passion between them. Grif will do whatever it takes to help her, including recruiting a notorious killer to help him. Grif will walk the razor’s edge between right and wrong, good and evil, truth and lies, because Anna Scott is everything to him now, and he’ll play any game, take any risk to save her from the monsters in her past, and from herself.
Jennifer Zane has lived all over the country–from Georgia to Maryland, New York to Colorado. including an exciting five years in Montana. Her time in Big Sky country was the basis for this book. When she’s not writing, she savors the insanity of raising two boys, is figuring out how many meals she can make with a pressure cooker, and teaches a pretty mean karate class. She currently lives with her family in Colorado.