A behind-the-scenes look at taking a promo pic for #8WeeksOfBridgertons and my brush with the law.

Mar 22, 2016

It all started with a fabulous idea. Sort of…

As you know, Julia Quinn’s BECAUSE OF MISS BRIDGERTON comes out next week. For the countdown, Avon writers volunteered to share a pic of themselves reading one of their favorite JQ books. I chose her amazing book, ON THE WAY TO THE WEDDING.

This was where my fabulous idea came in…

What better place to take a pic than in front of a beautiful church, right?  Brilliant!

After patting myself on the back, I drove a short distance, parked away from the other cars, found the perfect spot, set up my tripod, and then… met a security guard.

Unfortunately, he wasn’t blown away by my brilliance, or concerned that my perfect light was dwindling, or that it was windy and I needed to get a pic asap before my neatly coiffed hair turned into its usual state of disaster. Nope. He wanted to have a chat.

Blocking traffic at the exit, he rolled down the window of his tiny truck. Apparently, toting a romance novel and a camera, I looked like I was up to nefarious deeds. His reason for stopping me (or so he professed) was because he thought that I was going to post a picture of this chapel on a haunted buildings website. When I tried to explain what I was doing, and that I only needed a shot of the steeple (no gossamer figures in windows required), he just continued to talk over me… and talk… and talk.

In fact, he was still talking (a growing line of traffic behind him, mind you) even as I loaded my car. His mouth was still moving when I closed the driver’s side door and turned on the ignition. Who knows? He might still be talking.

So then, I drove home, walked over to my neighborhood wishing well, hair a complete disaster and losing light by the nanosecond, but somehow managed to snag a pic (which I’ll post on my Facebook page Wednesday, March 23rd).

Not only that, but now I have a story to share about how JQ and I had a brush with the law. 😉

Life is always an adventure.


  1. Lori says:

    Some people should never be placed in positions of authority. No matter how much authority they actually have they will perceive it to be much more. Now I feel like someone should write a romance that includes a haunting at that very church. 😉

  2. Vivienne Lorret says:

    Oooh. A Gothic romance. I like the way you think, Lori! 😉