The handbag I’d like to share is actually a suitcase, but it is unique so I thought it would be fun for an online show-and-tell. Anyway, my husband and I lived for a time in the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific.
When we returned home my mother-in-law gave us this little suitcase. When she saw it in a store, she thought of us living so far away in a tropical island paradise.
I’ve never actually used it as a suitcase because it is hand-painted and I don’t want to damage it. Instead, I display it with my other travel mementos and store items in it from our time in the islands like maps, photos, and my lavalava, which is basically a rectangular cloth worn similarly to a wraparound skirt and is typical traditional clothing worn by Polynesians and other Oceanic peoples. Every time I look at the brightly-painted suitcase, I think fondly of our time abroad and yearn for a new far-flung adventure.
In between experiencing exciting adventures, I like to write about them. My current project is my Risky Research Series. The latest in the series, A Measure of Madness, released April 9, 2021. Here’s a bit more about the novel.
More about Kim : Kim grew up in Wyoming which is where she developed her sense of adventure and love of the outdoors. She started out writing non-fiction,
but her passion for exotic world travel, outrageous adventures, stories of survival, and happily-ever-after endings soon drew her into a world of romantic suspense and adventure fiction. Along with writing novels Kim has also published over eighty travel and geographic articles, and contributed to a travel anthology. She has had the opportunity to live in Hawaii, New Mexico, South Dakota, Iowa, Colorado, and the Solomon Islands, but has finally returned home to Wyoming. When not writing she enjoys gardening, traveling, hiking, playing games, puzzles, and spending time with family.
Answer these questions:
Red, White or Blue? Blue, especially the light warm blue of a summer sky.
Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter? Summer since I love to be warm, love to garden and get outdoors.
Cake or Pie? Pie, everything from peanut butter pie to my mother-in-law’s homemade apple pie.
Coffee, Tea, or Champagne? Coffee in the morning and afternoon tea when I have a spare moment.
Country music or Michael ? Country music
Pencil or Pen? Pencil since they are more forgiving when I make a mistake—erase, begin again.
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