Thursday, November 07, 2019

Handbag and Book: #author Lucy Naylor Kabash and her #book Will o' the Wisp #mfrwauthor #readromance

Several years ago, we were planning a trip out West, and I was in search of a bag that would be both useful and that had a “western” look. Enter the clearance rack at my local Meijer grocery/department store. Yep, I buy most of my purses off the clearance rack, because I love to change purses often, and while I keep them forever, I don’t like to spend a lot of money on them. 

The color, the little bit of fringe and the slightly distressed look drew me to this bag. It turned out to be perfect for traveling, as it’s not too heavy and yet has a lot of places and pockets to store everything from a small notebook and pens to my phone, an extra car key, hand sanitizer, several flavors of lip balm, my husband’s medication, not to mention the brochures and pamphlets I like to pick up at visitor centers and rest stops along the way. The strap is long enough to wear it crossbody and yet can just be slung over one shoulder without being too long. I’ve taken this purse on several trips West now, and I’m happy with how well it’s held up. I’m hoping it will accompany me on a few more trips to my favorite places out West.

In spite of a broken heart, Allison Delaney carved out a life for herself and her young daughter on her grandparents' farm. Her child and the horses she rescues are all that matter. Then a sudden threat to their safety puts her back in touch with Shane McBride, the man she never thought to see again.
Returning to the small town of Silver Creek brings back a lot of memories for Shane, ones he treasures haunted by the ones that made him leave, but this time he is determined to stay and make things right.
Trusting Shane may be her only choice, but now Allison fears not only the threat against her farm but the risk of losing her heart again.

More about Lucy Naylor Kubash: I’ve been making up stories for as long as I can remember and was first published when I sold a number of short stories to Woman’s World magazine. Those stories are now included in five anthologies on Amazon. I presently write novel-length romance. I’m a longtime member of Romance Writers of America and Mid-Michigan RWA, and I also write a monthly column called The Pet Corner, where I advocate for homeless pets. My husband and I live in southwest Michigan, with our dogs; Ace, a silly Terrier mix, and Foo Foo, a crazy Pomeranian, and two kitties, Zombie and Sandwich. We have two grown children and a number of granddogs. We love to travel, especially out West, where I’m always on the lookout for a new setting for my books.

Red, White or Blue?   Blue

Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter?   Fall

Chocolate pudding, cake, pie?   All of the above! But love apple pie.

Coffee, Tea, Champagne?   Tea

Country music or Michael Buble?   Country

Pencil or Pen?   Pen

Find Will o’ the Wisp at:  Amazon   

Find Lucy Naylor Kubash at: Website


Vicki Batman, sassy writer of funny fiction said...

Hi, Lucy and welcome to Handbag and Book. Your bag reminds me of a vintage one I have.

Lucy Naylor Kubash said...

Thanks for having me as your guest today, Vicki. The bag does have a vintage look, which is probably what drew me to it.

Diana Stout said...

What a great blog! Love your purse, too! It's so you. :)

Patricia Kiyono said...

Hi Lucy! So nice to see you on one of my favorite blogs. Your purse certainly fits you! I love having little compartments to help me get semi-organized. I loved reading Will o' the Wisp. Great story!

Vicki Batman, sassy writer of funny fiction said...

I'm so glad you like the blog, Diana.

Hi, Patricia! Loverly to see you today.

Rosanne Loves American History said...

Talk about handbags - what a great idea? Is there any woman out there who isn't addicted to purses? I can never get past the purse displays in stores. I have everything from glittery little dress purses to practically duffle bag size that I like to take on trips because you can cram chips, a bottle of water, candy bars, plenty of Kleenex, my hand-outs (advertising my books), makeup, phone, and my .38! LOL!! And, of course, a paperback book to have on hand to read when I'm sitting and waiting somewhere, especially when we go to Vegas in winter and I don't want to sit in front of a slot machine and go broke! I'd rather READ - or write - and I just read Lucy's "WILL-O-THE-WISP." She writes good stories!

Charlotte Brothers said...

Fun blog and good to see you here, Lucy!

Margo Hoornstra said...

Love that purse. Perfect. I always go clearance. I have storage boxes full of purses. I’m itching to read WILL-O-THE-WISP when I finish my latest round of edits. Read the first few pages already and i’m Definitely hooked!

Lucy Naylor Kubash said...

Thanks for all the kind comments. This was a fun blog to write, and yep, I can't walk past the purse aisle either, no matter the store. If I truly can't look, I must put pretend blinders on as I go by! I have probably as many tote bags, too.

Diane Burton said...

I love that bag, Lucy. Purses with compartments are a necessity for me. I need to know exactly where my keys and cell phone are. Congrats on your newest release. It's on my TBR list.

Lucy K. said...

I love lots of compartments, but then when I change bags, I have to remember which compartment I put stuff in, lol!