In my highly sensual novella, Your Place or Mine, columnist Sydney Smith, coaches baseball and jogs daily. I don’t jog but do try to walk as much as possible. Sydney played softball and had a college scholarship, but I’m afraid I don’t have any athletic ability in playing sports. Fortunately, our children didn’t take after me and were great in sports. One daughter went to college on an athletic and academic scholarship.
Dr. Jennifer Hunt in my inspirational romance likes to play tennis and to swim. I started taking tennis in my early twenties and was told I had a natural swing. LOL I think the instructor just wanted to encourage me to keep taking lessons. My boyfriend told me that he could save me some money and he’d give me lessons for free. I decided to save money so I quit my tennis lessons. However, it didn’t go well taking instructions from my boyfriend. But it has a happy ending because we still got married. We just don’t play tennis. He’s a keeper and we’ve been married for 35 years.
In my short story, “The Proposal” which is in A Christmas Collection Anthology, Jacqueline Andrews likes to go horseback riding during the summer as well as in the other seasons. Debby Reeves in A Christmas Gift rides her bicycle a lot in the warm months. I have a bright pink bike I ride but it’s hard finding the right time to safely go for a bike ride. We live in the country but our wider rural road seems to be popular. Many drivers use it instead of the other side roads, so I have to go during times it’s not as busy.
Hey, I can’t forget about the heroes in my stories and what they enjoy doing in the summer. Jake Michaels loves to run and enjoys attending many baseball games as a sports editor in A Fiery Secret. He also enjoys helping investigative reporter, Catherine Steel, solve mysteries. In No Greater Loss, hero Luke Brunsman likes to swim, play tennis and rugby. In Your Place or Mine, Blake Smith likes to run and play baseball with his son Noah. Next door neighbor, Ben Spencer, in Whitney in Charge, likes to grill outside and hikes.
Swimming, hiking, tennis and playing cornhole are some of the summer activities my husband enjoys. By the way, cornhole is a popular game to play in the Midwest. He also likes to grill outside in the warmer weather. He definitely likes to sample while he’s grilling. The grill starts out being covered with meat, but never seems as plentiful when all of us sit at the picnic table to eat. :-)
What do you like to do in the summer?
Please visit tomorrow because my topic is “Introvert or Extrovert.”
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