The Hit List – The test drive

Last week, my husband and I hit the road for a mini-book tour to support my newest, Twist Your Fate: Manifest Success with Astrology and Tarot. We have not traveled for over two years due to the pandemic, so was going to be our “test drive” to see how we feel about leaving our bubble.

Plus, I was excited to see the East Coast, meet my Weiser Books family, and the prospect of a lobster roll.

As I began loading up the suitcase, I felt a pang in my stomach. I wasn’t sure if it was excitement or anxiety. It might have been both.

Would we hold up on the road? What if we blow a tire? Is it safe to be around humans again? More importantly, would that New England lobster roll live up to the hype? So many questions.

We left in the early morning on Tuesday with a cooler packed with goodies. There were few folks on the road, so we zipped along and managed to avoid Chicago rush hour (one of my most hated things).

Two days later, we were in a beautiful home nestled in the Massachusetts woods (thank you, Kathryn). Then it was three days of book signing events, touristy stuff (hello, Salem), and hanging with the lovely folks at Weiser (waving to everyone). And yes, the lobster roll happened and it was worth the drive!

It was such a joy to connect with my tarot ’n astrology-loving community. So many folks came out to say hello. After a few years of only saying “hey” online, it was nice to put faces to the friendly social media buddies. I was also relieved to see almost everyone wore a mask, which made me feel safe, important since I live with someone who is immune-compromised.

Then it was time to head home. We decided to drive straight through because we wanted to get home to our elderly cat. Eighteen hours later we were back in our bubble, with a purring kitty making all the demands.

Although I was nervous, I’m super-happy we took the leap and passed the test drive. I’m still timid about being out there too much – but already eyeing up a trip to California next year. See you then!



We met a special new cat friend in New England:

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Defo want to check this one out: The

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