My guest today is a fellow Plotting Princess, Chris Keniston, with thoughts on a heavy handbag on
Some days I feel like the only female on the planet who can't find a practical place for her handbag while driving. It seems a forgone conclusion that no male automobile designer has ever had a wife point this little tidbit out to him or the problem would be solved.
If I'm in the car alone, the passenger seat works just fine. But when I'm not alone? Well, some folks are nice enough to volunteer their laps. Not best case scenario. Others the floor space by their feet – which probably already has their handbag so unless they care to ride with their feet on the dashboard- that's not going to be optimal either.
Many cars have the little compartment between the bucket seats ( note I would not object to the return of front bench seats). These compartments are way too small to actually hold a handbag, but a handbag can be set atop. This at first seems the perfect solution, until you take that right or left hand turn and your bag and its contents go flying all over the back seat. Inevitably I find my favorite lipstick melting under the seat sometime mid August.
So the final choice is to simply start with my handbag on the floor of the backseat. If I place it behind the passenger seat, with a little stretching I can in a hurry grab that sucker and fling it forward to retrieve any number if essential items from bug spray to credit cards to that especially favored lipstick. Until the one day when I stretch and reach and lift and pull and along with my handbag, my shoulder stretches and pulls and- oh my lord- what have I done????
Six weeks of physical therapy later I come to the same conclusion I've had all along. There is no practical place for a handbag in a modern car !
I am thrilled to announce that myself and six other authors are pulling our works together in a boxset of 7 full-length contemporary romances: Fast Men, Slow Kisses to say thank you to all the real heroes. The military men and women who serve and protect us every day. And especially those forgotten heroes struggling here at home. All proceeds from Fast Men, Slow Kisses will be donated to causes that support military service members and their families in the United States and Canada.
Find Fast Men, Slow Kisses at: Amazon
Find Chris at: Website
Thanks, Chris, for sharing your handbag and the wonderful anthology!