Saturday, November 22, 2014

Set to Jet

By: Gwen Fifield
Book: Live Free or Die
Author: Jessie Crockett
Series: The Granite State Mysteries

I've always wanted to travel but between my kids, my job at the post office and my work on the volunteer fire department, I never seem to have enough time to get to the grocer, let alone around the globe. Maybe that's why I was so delighted to hear that my exploits in tiny Winslow Falls, NH are going to be shared in Germany as well as here at home in New Hampshire. 

That's right, as of November 25, the goings on here in the village will be translated into German. I couldn't be happier about it. I love sauerkraut, bratwurst and Grimm's' Fairy Tales. You can imagine my delight that they've even put someone who looks like me on the front cover of the book. Not that I'd be caught dead heading for a fire with my legs unprotected. And it goes without saying that if I was stomping around in the snow I wouldn't be doing it in a pair of expensive heels I borrowed from my sister. I wouldn't attempt to cross the dining room floor in those things, let alone a frozen field.

Still, I am feeling flattered and over the moon. If enough people in Germany enjoy reading about the troubles we've had with arson and theft maybe I'll finally find the time to make trip over there. But I'll be sure to pack something sensible to wear.

Readers, do you like to travel? Do you speak German? Where would you go if you had the time for an international vacation?


13 comments:

  1. Fantastic, Gwen! Sehr gut! Where would I go if I had the time (and money) for an international vacation? With unlimited time and money, I'd like to go around the whole world. With a few realistic constraints, Iceland or New Zealand or China or Tuscany or . . .

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    1. I'd love to travel to Iceland. I am hoping to make it to the Iceland Noir conference one day.

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    2. Wouldn't that be a fantastic trip? I'd love to go, too, Jessie!

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  2. I do like to travel and my husband and I went to Alaska, in early August. We were gone for two weeks. If I had the time (and money), I 'd enjoy a European vacation to see all the wonderful things there are to see there. But my # 1 bucket list place would be Hawaii.

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    1. I've always wanted to visit Alaska. I like the idea of visiting places with even more snow than New Hampshire!

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    1. Newfoundland is on my list too. I just finished reading Galore by Michael Crummey and it makes me want to visit even more!

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  4. I love to travel. So does my husband and daughter. We've been to Italy, Canada and Ireland together. Next summer we are going to Spain.

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    1. That sounds like such fun! I hope you have a wonderful time in Spain!

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  5. Ii'd love to travel--I just can't convince my husband and don't want to travel alone.

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    1. Did you ever watch the A-Team? Mr. T hated to fly and when the group needed to go somewhere by plane one of them would add some sort of knock-out drops to his milk. He would wake up in the plane aggravated but reconciled to accepting the journey. Is it wrong of me to suggest that might work on your husband?

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  6. My father's side of our family originally came from England. It has always been my desire to visit the areas where they were born and raised. My problem is I am afraid of heights and not sure how I would cope with flying. It was suggested to me to put headphones in and meditate on the music or an audiobook during take off and landing.

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  7. Ooops - didn't take my comment?
    I speak a bit.
    I have always wanted to go to Iceland.

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