By Meridith McKinnon
Just to post about something completely unrelated to writing …. although travel is integral to my writing!
Close friends will tell you I am a bit of a packing nerd. I love the process of packing – I take great pleasure in having luggage down to a minimum and being able to put a decent amount in my small bag. Gone are the days we’d travel with the huge suitcase! Thank god for that!
So packing is my thing and here’s the thing – always pack twice. Pack for one week and what you wear for one week will suffice for a month ... or longer.
by Meridith McKinnon
Announcement!!! I’m off to South East Asia once more on research for my next book! As a sequel to TTW it’ll be inspirational for me to again retrace some of the parts that Lek came from but there will be more! I’m thrilled to be continuing her story and travelling to parts of the world I haven’t been previously. This sounds all very mysterious – hope so anyway! I know I‘m excited and as nervous as hell but the thought of not going to find this inspiration was never in question.
So my flights are booked, most of the accommodation done and some internal travel yet to be locked in. I may have mentioned that the final draft of The Thai Wife was written while I was in Southern Thailand. I made the trip specifically for this purpose as I knew I had to be there to finish it.