Carol -- now you've got me nervous, hoping you'll feel my book turns out to be worth paying full freight for. I've love to hear from you and Susie what works for you in the book and what doesn't. I'm working on a new novel now, and your feedback on my first might help my second be better. The new book is a kind of woman's liberation novel, but set in 1850, when just for a woman to have a career as a dancer -- yes, my tutu friend -- meant crossing many conventioanl boundaries.
And I wish you well on your Florida experiment and hope the universe throws those new friends your way. I'll have to look at the location of Melbourne. I'm thinking of moving to Florida myself, specifically the towns of Gulfport and Dunedin, near my two brothers in the St. Pete area. BTW, do you know who's an avid pickle ball player in Florida (Delray Beach)? Jay Gordon. Yes, I too hope I can see you at the next reuinion, especially if you're bringing your tutu!