Off to the Writing Corner

While doing the research for Wedding Tango, I came across some interesting wedding superstitions.
According to Argentine lore to avoid rain on your wedding day you can do one of the following:

Stick a knife in the ground.

Sprinkle salt in the shape of a cross in the garden.

Bury an egg in the ground.

However the same article also noted that Argentinians believe that rain on the wedding day brings good luck. So I guess you're covered either way.

Speaking of good luck, I'm fortunate to be a guest today on Rebecca Grace's My Writing Corner.
Hope to see you there!

Read 'Em & Eat-Wedding Tango

Wedding Tango
Moira Williams is dismayed when her daughter, Tami, announces her engagement. Sure Jon’s a great guy, but why do they have to get married in Buenos Aires?  Though she dreads seeing her ex-husband, Alan, the gorgeous father of the groom has her pulse racing. Widower Alan Rochester buries his grief with non-stop home improvement projects, but a sexy redhead has captured his attention.  He’s eager to show Moira the sights of Buenos Aires from his college days, but is he ready to face the world again?  South of the equator, nothing is as it seems.  Can Moira and Alan navigate through their feelings for each other and save their kids’ dream wedding from becoming a nightmare?
I first enjoyed Tres Leches Cake at a potluck with my Salsa friends.  This sweet moist cake is a perfect accompaniment with Wedding Tango.  This cake gets its moistness and its moniker (literally “three milks” in Spanish) from being soaked in three kinds of milk, condensed milk, evaporated milk and heavy …

Why You Should Tango

In case you were wondering if Tango is for you, here’s what some of the experts have to say:
“No other dance takes you over so completely. More than a dance, it becomes a way of life.” Camille Cusamano, “Tango An Argentine Love Story”.
“Tango is so strongly associated with Buenos Aires that a visit isn’t complete unless you immerse yourself at least once.”    The Rough Guide to Argentina, 5th edition
Researchers at the University of New England in South Wales and Australian National University in Canberra discovered significant improvement in mood of their subjects after only two weeks of Tango lessons.  
“If you get all tangled up, just Tango on.” Al Pacino
After that amazing Tango scene in Scent of a Woman can anyone argue with Al Pacino?  Just saying…
Wedding Tango: Moira Williams is dismayed when her daughter, Tami, announces her engagement. Sure Jon’s a great guy, but why do they have to get married in Buenos Aires?  Though she dreads seeing her ex-husband, Alan, the gorgeous fat…

Of Love & Travel-Interview with Romance Travel Expert-Carolyn Vaught

Since Wedding Tango is all about what can go wrong with a destination wedding, I thought it would be fun to interview Romance Travel Expert, Carolyn Vaught, about how brides can find their "happily ever after" in an exotic location.
How did you get into the destination wedding/travel business? Travel has always been a big part of my life.  My first real adventure was a 3-month rail and youth hostel trip through Europe when I was 19.  After working in administration in a continuing education department where I coordinated the university's residential travel programs, I went to work for various tour operators.  One was a small company offering high-end adventure travel in India, Nepal and South America.  The other was a large student travel company.  On a lark, in 2005, I purchased a franchise with a new company called All About Honeymoons & Destination Weddings.  When that company folded a few years later, I joined one of my AAH colleagues in the agency she opened, cal…

Author Interview-Satin Russell

What inspired you to become a writer? I’ve always loved the written word and have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember. Growing up, I thought I would be an English teacher or writer. However, for the longest time, my life seemed to take me in a different direction. I married, moved, and took the opportunities that came to me. That eventually led to my being a financial advisor for a number of years. A couple of days before my 36th birthday, I woke up and found myself staring at the ceiling at 3 a.m. How had I gotten myself to this place where I was doing exactly opposite of what my interests or strengths were? How could I change my course so that I didn’t end up a sixty-year old regretting my life? I went to my husband and told him how I was feeling and what I was thinking and – to his credit – he didn’t laugh me out of the room. Instead, we came up with a plan, including a number of measurable goals to hit in the next year. After a year of working towards those goals, whic…

Wedding Tango-Release Party

To celebrate the publication of Wedding Tango, I asked the production team  What is your favorite romantic locale?
Marian Kelly-Editor-Ravensgate Editing Services Marian also writes Regency Romance as Colleen Ladd. My vote for the best place to take a romantic vacation is Salzburg, Austria. It’s a fairytale landscape, complete with a truly old Old Town, winter wonderland scenery, and an actual castle. Plus, it’s the birthplace of Mozart and home to absolutely gorgeous music to go along with the breathtaking scenery. There’s truly nothing missing—investigate the ancient buildings, tour the castle, go skiing on nearby Untersberg mountain, and when the day is done, cuddle close to your beau before a roaring fire. Perfect!
Stevie DeInk-Formatting In addition to formatting, Stevie also does cover design. I'm not much of a swimmer but I think there's something peaceful and sweet about a secluded beach. A scenic place like Lake Tahoe, Nevada where you can sit on the sand or the rocks and en…

On the Road Again-Of Writing and Music

"Without music, life would be a mistake." 
 Friedrich Nietzche

I was fortunate to meet Courtney Kenney at the 20 Books to 50K conference in Las Vegas. Today I'm at her blog chatting about how the musical inspiration behind Ladies Man and Wedding Tango. Hope to see you there!