January was a whirlwind, and I spent more time away than home, but for two great reasons!
My new year started with an exciting trip to Disney World in Florida to spend a week with my husband, daughter, son, daughter-in-law, and two grandkids. We all had a wonderful trip to celebrate family and my husband’s 50th birthday.
Many of you know that Disney is my happy place, and my husband, daughter, and I go about once a year. My son and his wife have never been, and while he was leery about going to an amusement park with lots of people, he quickly changed his mind. I kept telling him that Disney wasn’t just an amusement park but a world of adventures and excitement.
He realized that Disney does things right, and after his first visit, his attitude changed. When we got home, he asked me when we could all go again. I see many visits in our future as a big group.
I was only home for four days before I was packed to head off to California for eleven days for work. Myself and another fourteen trainers had the opportunity to train an entire school district in the Visalia area on how to help your odds of survival in an active shooter situation. It was a whirlwind of training, and we met many wonderful people.
We also got to spend a long weekend adventuring around the area. Sadly, we didn’t get to go see the famous redwoods because of the weather, but we did get up into the mountains, and then we even drove out to the west coast. I have been to California a few times but have never seen the Pacific Ocean from shore. Our day trip to Cayucos was fun and exciting, and we had a great lunch at a little cafe with brown butter cookies for dessert from a local shop.
I did find it very amazing that thirty minutes one way from Visalia, you were in the mountains. Go in the other direction and pass orange groves, fields of walnut trees, the coastal wine region, rolling mountains, and more before you hit the coast.
It has given me many ideas for books, and now that I’m home, I’m jotting notes down to proceed with some new stories!
I’m also super excited to announce a new book on audio. Wesley, Loving a Young Series, book 1, is now on audio. I am working closely with my narrator as she works to produce the second book, which we hope to have done in a few weeks.
Charlotte Bennett is not a fan of strangers. When she sees a man touching her daughter at the park, she reacts without listening. It’s only later, when her daughter is rushed to the hospital that Charlotte realizes how wrong she had been to accuse the stranger of inappropriate behavior.
Doctor Wesley Young only wanted to help the tender-aged girl he witnessed fall, but when her mother attacks him at the park, he’s left stunned. When little Marisol arrives in the emergency department, the mother makes more of an impression on him than the cut she left on his face.
Things heat up quickly when Marisol is no longer Wes’s patient, but when traumatic things from Charlotte’s past are revealed, Wes isn’t sure that Charlotte is the woman for him. Can Charlotte find a way to explain it all so that Wes will accept both her and her daughter?
Stacy Eaton is a USA Today Best Selling author and began her writing career in October of 2010. Stacy took an early retirement from law enforcement after over fifteen years of service in 2016, with her last three years in investigations and crime scene investigation to write full time.
Stacy is very involved in Domestic Violence Awareness and served on the Board of Directors for her local Domestic Violence Center for three years.