Monday, February 4, 2008

Hi from Anna Romeo

Hi everyone!

I wanted to stop in and introduce myself. I figured early Monday morning, before I leave for the library and hopefully before all of you begin your day would be the best time to do it so here I am!

My name is Anna Romeo and I'm pleased to "meet" you. God, that sounds like I'm standing up at a Chocoholic's Anonymous meeting, doesn't it? Well, if you expect me to admit I've been on the chocolate wagon for two weeks, three days and four hours, forget it! I could sooner live without air than chocolate!

Okay, now you know two things about me and I haven't even begun this introduction--at least not officially. I've already let on that I'm a librarian and I love, love, love chocolate. Ugh...not the best way to make a good impression is it? You probably picture me with a big butt and tight bun, maybe glasses perched on the end of my nose. That's it, isn't it? That's what you think, don't you?

Rats. Maybe I'd better begin again--

Double rats. No time to begin again.

Like I always say, "When in doubt, jump right in!" so I'm going to jump. Tony, my perfectly fabulous, if slightly overprotective, husband reminds me constantly that the in-doubt-jumping motto is what usually lands me in hot water but hey, a woman can't have everything, can she? Sometimes a gal's just gotta jump, don't you think? I mean, if I looked both ways before I crossed every street---ahhh!

I'm going to be late if I don't wrap this up and dash.

To sum it up...I'm Anna, a librarian in Milton Falls, one of the smallest towns anywhere. My husband Tony is Italian, handsome and a hunk, a contractor by day and a love god by night! We live in a seen-better-days farmhouse on a small vineyard. My grandfather-in-law, Antonio, lives in the cottage at the edge of our property and together the three of us lead good, happy lives. Very all-American with a Tuscan twist! I garden, read (duh! of course I read, I spend my mornings surrounded by books!), and do all the usual housewifey stuff.

Oh! I almost forgot--I've got Merlot. Who's Merlot? She's just the best friend a woman could have. Most people would say she's a cat but I know better. Merlot is much, much more than a cat. She's a--ARRGGHH!!

I've got to run. Sorry! I'm late for my day job but that's not new. What is new is the fact that Vineyard Mambo, the first Anna Romeo mystery, is coming soon to a bookshelf near you. Now that's something to get excited over!

And as California's governor has been known to say..."I'll be back!"

Have a great day!