Saying Goodbye to Palm Springs

Proudly standing beside my daughter, urban fantasy writer and Rone award nominee J.C. McKenzie

Final Notes:

There is a Rat Pack feel to downtown Palm Springs. Hollywood stars mark the sidewalk. Palm Trees sway in the desert wind. The hot dry desert air scented by the Salton Sea. An eclectic mix of restaurants dominate the scene: Italian tratorrias, Beligian Pomme Frites, Mexican and all-American Steakhouses to name a few. The area is small, but truly distinct and memorable.

I stayed at the Renaissance Hotel, which would be a great setting for a murder mystery. It had a thin-and-worn upper class feel to it. The pool was divine. The daytime temps were over a hundred.

I met lots of people at the conference and learned new things, which is always good. It was the first InD’scribe big event, so it had a few glitches, but I’m sure they’ll iron them out by next year. They are a dynamic company dedicated to promoting Indie and Small press published authors.

More pictures for the memory book:

It was great meeting Stevie, one of my reviewers who loves books. Great lady.
It was great meeting Stephanie Lodes, one of my reviewers. A great lady who loves reading and went back and read my first book after reviewing my second. She wisely said Sadie (my heroine) should stay out of Venice as she keeps getting in trouble there:)




Author: Jo-Ann Carson

About Jo-Ann Carson Where magic happens… Jo-Ann Carson's stories are a saucy mix of fantasy, adventure and romance. Her latest release is Midnight Magic a Ghost & Abby mystery, which is a spin off from her Gambling Ghosts Series (i.e., A Highland Ghost for Christmas …). Under the pen name Doomsday Carson she writes the post-apocalyptic series Bête Noire. Mata Hari and Vancouver Blues are two romantic suspense series she penned. A firm believer in the magic of our everyday lives, Jo-Ann loves watching sunrises, walking beaches near her home in the Pacific Northwest and reading by the fire.

3 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye to Palm Springs”

  1. I love your pictures, especially your gold dress. What fun that C.J. could be there too. The description of Palm Springs intrigued me but the Renaissance Hotel more so. I like your idea of using it for a murder mystery.


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