Adventures of a Very Cool Editor



I lucked out. I hooked up with an editor who shares similar interests. She has a soft heart for animals and keen interest in exotic locales. She also has an optimistic spirit and a quirky sense of humor. No wonder we click. No wonder she gets Evie, the heroine of my first novel for HQN (All About Evie) coming 5/07!

Say hello to my HQN editor, Abby Zidle. That's her. The one on the camel. The smiley one, wearing a hat and sitting behind her friend, Shannon. Abby's always wanted to see The Pyramids. Last month that dream came true. She joined her friend for a tour of Eygpt. I viewed her photo album and, trust me, it was a bona fide adventure!

If you had the chance to visit an exotic locale, to have an up close and personal experience with a wonder of the world, where would you be off to?

Comments

Anna Lucia said…
Easy: target="_blank">Petra.

Well, that's if we're talking about a 'thing' or a wonder to visit. If we're talking places, then it's the Sahara. I grew up with tales of it, own shells, fossilised wood, a sword, a cross and traditional clothes from it, I've even flown across it, but I've never set foot in it.

In time, God willing.

Kudos to you, Abby, for having your adventure! Great photos. :-)
ElsieHogarth said…
Beth, this brings back so many wonderful memories. I'm sure they had a great time.

I adore Egypt. Someday I'll have to show you my pictures...I stayed at the hotel across the street of the Pyramids of Giza and it was a great sight to see them lighted, at night, from my balcony room. Even better was actually going into the pyramid with a flash light and since the Egyptian of that time were not very tall I didn't have to hunch over to walk through it. Good memories, good times.
Scott Oden said…
*gasp* envy! Green, greenest envy! I'm going to go try teleportation, like the guy in 'Heroes' (my luck all I'll get is a sinus headache).

Oh, wretched envy!

(oh, and tell her I said very cool, Beth!)
Tori Lennox said…
Oh, I'd love to see Petra, too! And the pyramids. Castles & manor houses of the UK (okay, maybe that's not that exotic...). The Serengeti. Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom.

There are probably other places I'd like to see, but that's what I can think of off the top of my head. :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Anna, I had never heard of Petra (yes, I live in a bubble) After reading about it, I totally understand your fascination. Regarding your Sahara collection, WOW! I'm thinking there's a story in there. :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Elsie, I had forgotten you've been to Egypt. I'm imagining the magical view from your hotel room. Ahhhhh. I've always wanted to see the pyramids myself, among other Egyptian wonders. After viewing Abby's photo album, I REALLY want to go. Hey! Maybe we could do a group tour. We'll drag Scott, Tori, and Anna along. :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Scott, I'm with ya. Envy be thy middle name.

Tori, so many places, so little time (and money), right? LOL But we can dream and hope!
Constance said…
Talking overall countries, then- Turkey, Uzbekistan, India, and China.

In my younger years I lived in Italy and did the whole Europe- Mediterranean basin-Egypt thing. I would go back in a heartbeat. There is nothing like standing where Romans once stood to tweak your imagination into overdrive. Yes, I envy Gabriele!! :)
Jordan Summers said…
Definitely Egypt, followed closely by Petra. I think we're going to end up going to Japan instead.
Tori Lennox said…
So little time, so little money, so little energy. *g*

I've wanted to see Petra ever since Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade came out. The Treasury is where Indy found the Holy Grail. :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Tori... Ah,ha! Now I get it! The Indiana Jones and the Holy Grail place. Must. Visit.

Jordan, Japan is another place I'd love to see. If you do go, please takes lots of pictures and upload to a photo album so I can live through you. :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Constance, you lived in Italy? So envious! A few years ago, I had the thrill of visiting Rome, Florence, and Venice. LOVED IT!! So much history and art. So much... magic. :)
FeyRhi said…
Stonehenge. In a heartbeat. Oh and back to Wales. There may not be any 'wonders' there but I love the country itself. I left part of my soul there last time I was visiting so I have an excuse to go back and try to find it. *G*
Constance said…
I lived in Siena. I loved, loved, loved it there.
Anna Lucia said…
Regarding your Sahara collection, WOW! I'm thinking there's a story in there. :)


There was. *VBG*

If I can't get there, at least my heroine can.

Feyrhi, if you do get to Stonehenge, DON'T MISS Avebury Stone Circle nearby. http://www.sacredsites.com/europe/england/avebury.html Stonehenge is more complete, and more structured, but Avebury is HUGE, and has a village in the middle of it. ;-) And there's a great pub...
Beth Ciotta said…
Feyrhi, I was lucky enough to see Stonehenge. I walked round and round, and stared at it. In Awe! I could have stayed there all day. Very spiritual.

Anna, I've yet to see Avebury Stone Circle, but I've always wanted to go. Nice to know there's a village there. Could make for an interesting day trip next time we're in London. As much as I loved Stonehenge, it took a long time to get there and it was in the middle of nowhere. Although that's part of the charm. LOL
Beth Ciotta said…
I have to look up Sienna, Constance. I can't remember, is it North or South of Rome? I can well imagine that it was beautiful. *sigh* I very much want to go back to Italy. Someday....
Tori Lennox said…
All this travel talk is making me want to work on my archaeology action adventure book again....
Constance said…
Siena is in Tuscany, about an hour from Florence. We used to jump on the train and run up to Florence for the gelato. Ummmm, gelato.... :D
Bethany said…
Africa. All of it. :-) Really, can you imagine?

Then again, I'd go anywhere. The sense of awe in any place new always brings out my creativity. So I never pass up a new locale--no matter how far away. :-)
Gabriele C. said…
The most exotic on my list? Probably Fireland and the Antarctics.
Beth Ciotta said…
Tori, all this travel talk has me eyeing my dvd collection. All three Indiana Jones flicks, Mummy, and anything having to do with King Arthur. LOL

Constance... Ah, Tuscany! Beautiful land. Spent two nights there at a grape/olive vinyard. They had a few roms for rent. The countryside is STUNNING!
Beth Ciotta said…
Oh, yes, Bethany. Especially a safari. I'd love to see all those beautiful animals in the wild! Not to mention the sunsets!

Hi Gabriele, ooh, yes the Antaritics would be very cool. Fascinating, breathtaking scenery. As for Fireland... off to google...
Suzanne said…
Very cool pictures! I'd love to go to Egypt!!
Mary Stella said…
Siena, Sienna. Why does that sound so familiar. Oh, I know! That's the place with the Hotel Mary Stella that has the domain name that I wanted!!! *play shakes fist*

Okay, I'm breaking the trend. I don't have any desire to see Egypt. However, I have long wanted to go on safari in Africa. I want to take comfortable clothes and lots of camera equipment. No shooting guns, just pictures.

However, lest anyone mistake me for a "roughing it" enthusiast, I want you to know that I checked out safaris where you stay in luxury-type camps and tents with comfortable places to sleep, good food and other essentials. Oh, and nearby jungle resorts.

I am not peeing anywhere that a jackal can bite my naked butt. *g*
Beth Ciotta said…
Waving to Suzanne! So nice to see you again.

Ya know, I think my fascination with Egypt began when I was a kid. I watched 'The Ten Commandments' (starring Charlton Heston and Yul Brenner) EVERY year. Okay, the whole slave thing was a downer, but the art, clothing, customs, and scenery were darn fascinating. I want to see it for myself. "So let it be written, so let it be done." ;)

So let
Beth Ciotta said…
"I am not peeing anywhere that a jackal can bite my naked butt."

Good rule of thumb, Mary. Heh-heh. So did you really check out hotels and safaris? We must talk. You do know about that other movie of my youth, right? Elsa the lion? Come on, take me along! I want to speed across the plains in a jeep, watching the lions run, and singing BORN FREE at the top of my lungs!
Constance said…
So nobody wants to make CANADA their ultimate travel destination? I find that astounding! Mind-bioggling even!

Jackals in Canada would never bite your butt. They're much too polite.
Beth Ciotta said…
Actually, I wouldn't mind seeing the Candian Rockies. And while I'm there... a Canadian Mountie. *g*
Bruno Amato said…
I am envious of Abby....I would love to visit the Pyramids and being a cat lover, I'd love to see the Sphynx....and another great adventure would be the ruins of Machu Picchu...one of these days :)
Beth Ciotta said…
Bruno, I had to google Machu Picchu. The first picture I came across of the Inca ruins was stunning. It looks like such a mystical place. *sigh* Thanks to you guys, my list of 'places I want to see' is longer than ever before!

As for the sphinx, there was a picture of him in Abby's photo album. In fact there were lots of statues of cats. Speaking of, I have a black Egyptian cat sitting on my desk. Saw her at the British Museum and had to have her! :)
ROni said…
I got to see something I've wanted to see for years--Stonehenge, when we visited England this summer! Other places I'd like to go are: Greece (I was there in 1979 and would love to go back); Scotland; Alaska; and Japan.

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