Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Road Trips

by Emily Westhill from the Deputy Donut Mysteries by Ginger Bolton

Our family vacations were always road trips. Usually, we had a destination. Often, we did not. We packed the car and took off. Even when we officially had a destination, my parents often veered off in unexpected directions. They avoided superhighways. I felt like an explorer.

Now I own a donut shop, Deputy Donut, with my father-in-law, Tom, who was the police chief of our town, Fallingbrook, Wisconsin, until he took early retirement, and vacations are out of the question for now.

My parents are also retired, and for them, life has become one long road trip in their RV. They do spend most the winter in Florida and a couple of summer months in a campground near Fallingbrook Falls, but the rest of the time, they're going
wherever their hearts--and the back roads--take them.

You'll read about my concern about one of their road trips in JEALOUSY FILLED DONUTS, which will be in stores August 27 and can be pre-ordered now.

I know this is weird, but I seem to have an author, Ginger Bolton. She is planning several road trips over the next few months. If you're near any of these events, please stop by and say hello to her. You might also ask her if she could please stop causing me trouble. Thank you.

About the time you read this, she'll be heading off to Cambridge, MA, for a Kensington CozyClub Mini-Con. If you're anywhere near, please join the fun. It's free, and you'll be able to talk to lots of authors.

And here are some other ways to connect with Ginger:

What about road trips? Do you love them or hate them? Plan them down to the last detail or go wherever you feel like going?


  1. I love road trips. We usually have a destination in mind, but the journey is unplanned. Have the fun of the trip is how you get there.

  2. I love road trips!! You get to see other places where you don't live and compare them to your home. Or you might get to see state parks or other wonders of the country.

  3. I love road trips. It's so much fun to see the various country side views. It's also a great way to meet people and to
    discover things you may never have seen before.