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Romance Writers Weekly: If You Weren’t an Author

RomanceWeeklyThis week’s question for authors of DLRRomance Writers Weekly: If you weren’t a writer, what other creative career would you most want to try. Hope you’ve already visited the talented, Betty Bolte.


I’ve loved taking pictures since I owned my first Kodak Instamatic as a kid. Once I started a part-time job, I bought my first SLR camera, a Pentax K1000. Perched on my boyfriend’s shoulders, I snapped some awesome pics of Van Halen before they became a mega rock band. They’re actually still doing concerts and have a 2015 tour starting in a few days.

OBX Winter Sunset
OBX Winter Sunset

These days, I enjoy photographing nature, landscapes, and even sports shots. Hard to sneak a camera with a telephoto lens into a concert venue anymore.


However, my dream job would be to photograph for book covers and model shots like Michael Stokes. Heck, I’d even settle for doing the city’s firefighter calendar if they had one…

Let’s see what the lovely J.J. Devine dreams of doing.







Winter Lights at the Elizabethan Gardens in Manteo

Christmas Tree at Elizabethan Gardens
Christmas Tree at Winter Lights in Manteo

Ever since The Elizabethan Gardens began a lighted Christmas tour I’ve wanted to see the Winter Lights in Manteo on the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

Last weekend, my son and I met my sister-in-law, who lives on OBX, and took the tour. She said this year’s display is the best yet. Each year they continue to grow adding more decorations and lights. Like a kid in a candy store with camera in hand, I clicked away.

Click on the poinsettia tree to take a brief photo tour of the Winter Lights and the Manteo waterfront featuring the masted ship, the Elizabeth II and Roanoke Marshes Lighthouse. If you have a opportunity to visit the Outer Banks during the holiday season, the gardens are lit until December 30.