Road Trip 2014 Inspires Future Stories

I attended my first RomCon this year in June in Denver, Colorado and I decided to take some time out and make it a road trip from our home in Florida.

As you know, I love to include little quirks in many of my books. One of my real life quirks is naming the technology in our vehicles. For readers of my Cosmos Gateway series, did you know that RITA first began life as my GPS unit; we even decorated RITA, lol.

And Walter from my Lords of Kassis series is also the name of our RV.

In our road trip we visited over 22 States and covered 8,000 miles. My hubby is a true champion as he drove Walter for the majority of the time.

Here are some of the top pics from my summer road trip:

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And now I am home in my beautiful home State of Florida and ready to start writing full time. As I traveled through cowboy country, I found myself snapping pictures of scenes and imagining the characters from my Spirit Pass series riding across the range. I was also inspired to write Touch of Frost which is set in New Mexico. There is nothing like visiting an area to become immersed in a story.

Summer is turning out pretty neat so far! lol


  1. Glad your trip to RomCon gave you such an epic trip. It was so fun to spend time with you and can not wait to see who and where has inspired stories. I am excited for them and to see you again at RomCon and the retreat in Park City. I will have the dates for you soon for the retreat.

    1. S. E. Smith says:

      Hi Terry,
      I’m excited as well and look forward to it. I had such a great time and meeting you and Holly was icing on the cake!

  2. Karla says:

    Does that mean your road trip was research and now tax deductible?! LOL. 🙂

    1. S. E. Smith says:

      Only the convention part, but the rest was research. I got a ton of ideas including the landscape description for Touch of Frost!

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