Lisa Chaplin, author of the upcoming debut historical, The Tide Watchers, has been a long-time friend of mine. We “met” about 15 years ago-online as part of a group of Australian and American aspiring writers. Lisa was the first to break into print, writing a wonderful set of Silhouette Intimate Moments and Harlequin Romances under the pen name Melissa James. She’s visited me several times over the years and we’ve attended conferences together and taken trips to New York.
This past weekend Lisa came to visit again and we, as always, had a great time.
In our time period they had invisible inks and secret codes with cipher disks to translate them. I learned Casanova was a spy for the King of France, using his charm to befriend British naval officers.
On Monday and Tuesday, Lisa and I went to Colonial Williamsburg. I knew she would love the historic town and I was right.
It was beastly hot though, at least 90 degrees on Monday. We look cool, though, don’t we?
Having a visit from Lisa is a rare event and one I always treasure. She left for London last night and I miss her already!
Don’t miss Lisa’s The Tide Watchers! It will be released June 30 and there is a giveaway of 20 books on Lisa’s Facebook page.