Xterra East Championship Race in Richmond

Yesterday I headed down to Brown’s Island to watch the Xterra off road triathlon.  I don’t run triathlons any more but I still love to watch the races.

Swimmer's swam in the James River from Brown's Island to Belle Island and back.

Seconds before the start of the swim portion Championship race.

This racer had a flat tire and suffered a broken chain during his 30K ride but was able to make repairs on the rugged course and finish the race.

Championship racers covered an 10K course of tough trails.

Hollins University Signing

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of their literary program, Hollins University held an alumnae author reading and signing.  I’m a graduate of the university and wanted to return to show my support.  I had a great time meeting former teachers, fellow classmates and alumnae.

The Hollins Bookstore had a nice display of my latest novels.

I took a quick tour of campus, stopping here at my old dorm.

Lavender Fields

I had the chance yesterday to visit the Herb Faire held at Lavender Fields ( in Glen Allen, Virginia.  This farm is one of my favorite places to buy herbs and plants.  While at the farm I not only stocked up on herbs, local honey, farm fresh eggs and lavender but also took the time to have afternoon tea.  Great fun!

Lots of great herbs and plants to choose from here.

A view of the retail shop from the gardens.

Fresh Lavender

Locally produced honey

Basil Pesto and Herb Cream Cheese on baguettes.

Scones, whipped cream and strawberries

More RT Photos

Friends just sent me a few more pictures from last weekend’s Romantic Times conference so I thought I’d post.  Again, it was one great conference.

A reader stopped by to say hi at the book signing.

MB at RT.

Romantic Times Conference

I’m in Columbus, Ohio at the Romantic Times Conference and snapped  a few photos for you to enjoy.

The Zebra Girls!

The Zebra Girls

Costumes at the Faery Ball were some of the best this year!

Another great costume!

I love the costume!

Winner of the Lisa Jackson basket at Kensington's Friday morning breakfast.

MB with May at ClubRT.