Welcome to the page for author Cindy Lynn Speer.  It is wonderful that you came, hopefully you will find something nice to pass the time while you are here. I am the author of several books, including The Chocolatier’s Wife, Wishes and Sorrows, and hopefully soon you’ll be able to read my newest, The Key to All Things.  You can find more info here. My tumblr and my blog are filled with things that make me happy …

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So, I told you all I know while it was fairly fresh. Other things you might want to buy: Sunscreen stick – it’s smaller than most sunscreens, AND it’s not a liquid. No Jet Lag – Maybe I am special and jet lag just didn’t bother me, but the No Jet Lag pills seemed to work.  I felt fantastic my first day in England, and I was great to drive and did not feel …

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Where are you going?  Where have you been? The other way I saved time and money is through pre-buying passes.   I mostly bought my stuff through Visit Britain’s shop:  https://www.visitbritainshop.com/  You have to print them ahead of time, and I printed two copies…one for my back pack, one for my mother’s. I bought the Scottish Heritage Pass because I added the price to get into Stirling and Edinburgh castles and realized it was cheaper.  …

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So.  Transportation is out of the way.   But where do you lay your lovely head? For mum and I, hotels are usually the cheapest and most convenient we can find because we cannot stand camping another night in a row, or because if we skip camping and drive well after dark, we can position ourselves to launch to our next cool thing to do. We decided to really make the hotels a part of …

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Or, now you’re on the ground, how to you get to where you want to go? I bought my pass through Visit Britain, but here is the info from the BritRail Pass site:  http://www.britrail.net/passes  Note the consecutive days are much cheaper than the flexible days.  (I bought an Oyster Card the same day – a real must have!  Cheaper and so easy to use.) I will be honest, I looked into car rentals enough …

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The first part is to choose when you want to go.  The ability to be a little flexible is a plus (you can look at the chart of flights, and sometimes you will see that the flight on one day is cheaper than the flight on the day before, for example.) I got lucky – the flights I wanted for the return trip meant I returned on July 3rd – I had the 4th …

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This is a post for my links…mostly useful for me, but maybe it will be of use for you, too! Website: www.cindylynnspeer.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/cindylynnspeer Twitter: https://twitter.com/cindylynnspeer Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/clspeer Goodreads Author Page: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/1194999.Cindy_Lynn_Speer Goodreads Book Page – The Chocolatier’s Wife: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15758323-the-chocolatier-s-wife Goodreads Book Page – The Chocolatier’s Ghost: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/35547620-the-chocolatier-s-ghost Amazon Author Page: http://amzn.to/2u36p4B

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OR, How do you go to England on a secretary’s salary without punching your savings account too hard in the face? Intro time. I have wanted to go to England and Scotland for years.  Way too many years.  But every time I looked into it the plane tickets were prohibitive – I could literally take my mum on a road trip across the US for what two plane tickets would cost.  So I didn’t …

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Today I am very excited to present the cover reveal for Avishi — doesn’t she look marvelous?  You know that I am all for warrior queens, so this will be added to my TBR pile. ~ Cover Reveal ~ Avishi by Saiswaroopa Iyer 12th July, 2017 Long before the times of Draupadi and Sita Immortalised in the hymns of the Rig Veda But largely forgotten to the memory of India Is the Warrior Queen …

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And at last, the Blog Tour is off to a wonderful start! Ally at Fabulous and Brunette kicked things off today.  Please visit her page for excerpts and answers to some burning questions — what are my phobias?  Do I have imaginary friends? Here’s the link because my internet is awful and the editor does not seem to be adding it:  http://fabulousandbrunette.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-chocolatiers-wife-chocolatiers.html Also, a $50 Amazon gift card is up for grabs, so make …

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Since Tuesday kicks off my several week blog tour, I thought this article, which I wrote but have not yet published, was timely.  😀 So you have a friend who is published, creating that little bit of alchemy that transforms a writer into an author.  It’s not as easy as you may think, and, in itself, an accomplishment worth celebrating. So, how do you help them? First, a caveat.  This article is not meant …

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