Writing Women’s Fiction

I’ve been busy the last couple of years and have written a couple books but haven’t published them.  I’ve changed genres a couple times and have landed finally on women’s fiction, which is more general than Romance. The emphasis is more on the woman’s life and there might be a romance in it, but it wouldn’t be the emphasis, and it also might not even have a romantic element. I’m working on a book now that does have a romantic element. I like general fiction about life, and especially women’s lives as they learn, grow, and achieve their dreams, so that’s what I’m writing.

My work in progress features a lot of travel. You know my husband and I travel as much as possible, well I thought I’d figure out a way to work that into my books more. In this book, Easter Island is one of the locations visited. I thought I’d share some of the images from that trip, or re-share, because actually, I shared them a long time ago when I first started this blog. Easter Island is one of the most amazing places I’ve ever seen, and I feel very lucky to have had a chance to visit it.

Here are some photos of what I saw.

Welcome to Easter Island

Here is the view from your room:

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Here is the restaurant at your hotel. You will have an unobstructed view of the Pacific ocean and the sunset-pinked clouds just might write your name if you have a short one like “Nia.”

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Walk a bit up the road and find directions:

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Keep going:

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and find this:

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Walk a bit in the opposite direction:

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and you can bank here:

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dine here:

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and shop here:

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This will be your guide. His name is Christian, he is half Chilean and half Rapanui. He is an historian and will tell you secrets not in the books about Easter Island:

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He’ll take you places like this ahu (ancient Rapanui platform that holds the moai (statues)), which is very near the hotel:

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and he’ll take you to the opposite side of the island where, if you look closely, you’ll see these are more than just mossy rocks:

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or a chunk of red lava (pukaos, topknot carved from red scoria):

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Drive to the top of a hill and see fluorescent pools in a caldera: Peru and Easter Island 696

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See most of the island from atop this hill:

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Observe this hill:

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And prepare for rain. California’s spring is Easter Island’s winter:

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Did war really destroy Easter Island?

The Rapanui, the ancient people of Easter Island, the old theory went, committed ecoside, chopping down all the trees and bashing each other over the heads with them. True?

Maybe not. Read my favorite book, The Statues that Walked, by Terry Hunt and Carl Lippo, and decide for yourself.


The ancient Rapanui rocked! (Literally.)


Modern Rapanui are funny. What’s wrong with this picture? Hint: ancient Rapanui didn’t have rebar.


Modern Rapanui are handsome and very smart. (Christian, tour guide and historian:)


What negative stories of places or people did your travels debunk?