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 … Reports of Jo-Ann Carson’s death on a Gulf Island are greatly exaggerated or, at the very least, premature. The eclectic crew of ghosts that haunt her head spill onto the page in two series: The Gambling Ghosts and The Ghost & Abby Mysteries. A Viking with existential issues, a broken hearted Highlander, a Casanova man-witch and a Pirate with a secret are just a few of the males her strong heroines encounter in tales of fantasy, adventure and romance. 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. You can visit her on social media: Website * Blog * Twitter * Facebook

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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