I’m writing this from one of my favorite places in the world… San Francisco. Woohoo! I made the six and a half hour drive from Orange County to Northern California yesterday (yeah, I’m a little bit of a lead foot) with my family to visit our oldest son and I have to say, God I love this place! That first glimpse of the City by the Bay from the Oakland side is simply breathtaking. It’s truly like Oz. An enchanted fairytale land onto its own, connected to the main land by remarkable bridges that stretch for miles with the Pacific Ocean in as a dramatic backdrop. *sigh
Okay, I’ll admit, it’s not all sunshine and roses. The fog that rolled in last night hasn’t receded. It feels like winter in July this morning. LOL. And I’m sure I could think of a thing or two I don’t love about the nonstop construction and sometimes dirty streets, but on the whole, this is a unique and special place and I’m thrilled my son has found his home away from home here.My plan today is to explore as much by foot as possible. I’ll hit all my usual favorite spots like the Ferry Building and the Wharf, then maybe take a ferry to Sausalito before meeting up with my son in the Castro. This is a family time kind of trip but the writer in me is always working. I set my newest series, Leaning Into Stories, here so you can bet I’ll see my characters everywhere I go. In fact, I saw Josh at the SF MOMA yesterday checking out the Edvard Munch exhibit. I’m sure I’ll spot Zane and Eric on a dock near the Marina, and maybe bump into Nick and Wes walking in the Castro later. (Those of you who read Leaning Into the Fall may recall the penis cookie scene. If I stop by Hot Cookie, I’ll take a picture!)
I’m releasing two new books in the Leaning Into series in September. Leaning Into Always (Sept. 5) is the part two short story for Eric and Zane from Leaning Into Love and Leaning Into Touch (Sept. 28) belongs to Josh. I’m currently working on book #4 and something completely new to me… a holiday story.
My family and my Leaning Into friends await! Hope you’re all having a wonderful summer.
Lane Hayes xoLane Hayes is grateful to finally be doing what she loves best. Writing full-time! It’s no secret Lane loves a good romance novel. An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. These days she prefers the leading roles to both be men. Lane discovered the M/M genre a few years ago and was instantly hooked. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in an almost empty nest.
Books by Lane Hayes (Dreamspinner Press):
Better Than Good, Better Than Chance, Better Than Friends, Better Than Safe, The Right Words, The Wrong Man & The Right Time, Leaning Into Love and Leaning Into the Fall, A Kind Of Truth, A Kind of Romance, A Kind of Honesty