I’ve just returned home from the Romance Writers of New Zealand conference in Rotorua, and one of our guest speakers was Kristen Lamb from Texas, USA.
I have spent six days with her and her toy lamb that’s she’s taken everywhere. Yes, New Zealand has 60 million sheep and only 4 million people! You can follow her travels in NZ here
Kristen is a social media guru, writer, and speaker, and such a supporter of romance authors. But most of all she’s a lovely bubbly person who has ended up coming back to the Hawkes Bay with me and my fellow Hawkes Bay writing friends.
I LOVE having visitors to stay but because I’m on book deadline, my fellow author and friend and neighbour has taken her in. We meet up for lunch and dinner and I listen to her tales of what she’s seen and done while in the Hawkes Bay.
Last night she kindly came with us to the local writers meeting at Wardini’s book store in Havelock North and kindly shared her knowledge with those who could not make our conference.
You know, we all might live on opposite sides of the world but human nature is universal. We all love to talk, share tales of our lives and family and what interests us, and we all have so much in common.
I have had so much fun meeting Kristen and getting to know her. There is always room for one more Lamb in New Zealand!
Do you love having people come to stay? If you could have any visitor in the world visit with you, who would it be and why?
Are you a hostess with the mostest? Or do you simply throw on clean sheets? Does the place have to be spotless? Or does the mud the dogs drag in not worry you?
Read. Feel. Fall in Love.
I love having visitors but with American culture it is SO hard for them to take you seriously. If I am going to get a house guest usually they come from the UK, Australia or NZ….but not from one hour away. HUH??????
I love being a hostess because I love to cook and “baby” others but if you want the fancy Martha Stewart treatment? NOT my jam. The sheets will always be clean, but the room might not yet have pictures on the wall, LOL.