Anne Leonard

Posts by Anne Leonard

My first (and hopefully not last) book signing

Okay, I was nervous. But the ice broke when I stepped outside to take a photo of my name on the venue and talked a couple walking by into buying my book. I sold some books. Saw many photos of other people’s cats. Heard more than a few lovely cat stories, some sad, some uplifting.…

Read More

Gearing up toward that book signing

I am back in Albuquerque, getting ready to head out for a short hike. Toward that purpose, I booked an Airbnb on the eastern edge of the city. Today, I check into the Hotel Albuquerque in Old Town. Took a short walk last night to watch the sun set. Also, fittingly enough given I’m here…

Read More

Holidays in the South

I’m sitting outside at a Starbucks in Sugar Land, remembering that there are reasons I still love the flat, swampy Texas Gulf Coast, namely its balmy winter weather. After more than four months in the dry, dry Southwest, the humidity — which is unbearable in the summer — feels quite nice. I’m preparing for the…

Read More

Back to the lodge

How did this happen? How is it duck hunting season already? My landing at Grey Duck was a bit rough. I didn’t get out of Houston until nearly noon, so drove in well after dark. While I learned to drive on unpaved country roads, that was many decades ago and the last four miles were…

Read More

White sand and changeable weather

When we planned this trip in July we had no idea we would be dodging one of the most intense hurricanes to ever make landfall in the Continental US by no more than a few dozen miles. But we were lucky. Grayton Beach and nearby Seaside were unscathed even though we can see the high…

Read More