What is it about trips? Suddenly nothing you have is absolutely perfect and you end up with a new wardrobe, new jackets, new shoes... and I am the worst about this.

Which is the vehicle for admitting I caved and bought a pair of Merrell waterproof boots. The Wellies I bought are simply too hot for all day wear, and look silly in restaurants, and take up a LOT of room in my carryon. Waterproofing my beloved nubuck boots was an option. And of course, there's the motorcycle boots that looks so fantastic with jeans... Yeah. I'm a boot whore. There. I said it.

But the Merrells are super stylish and waterproof, all in a gray leather boot with an unbelievably cushy footbed. And I didn't have gray leather boots. Gray suede... So from here on out, these will be my travel boots. Win win for all, right? 

I can justify most anything... 

Good news: THE FINAL CUT is on the NYT list for the third week - I am so incredible grateful for this! It's so exciting to think of so many people reading this book.

Spent most of the afternoon on the phone with Garmin, trying to get my European maps to work. Things aren't looking fabulous on this front; the download keeps crashing, so fingers crossed it will actually work. I don't particularly want to get stranded in Scotland with no GPS.

Tomorrow is WHEN SHADOWS FALL AAs, and we turned in the outline for YARD OF GRAVES. So... onward! 

Sweet dreams! 


J.T. Ellison

J.T. Ellison is the New York Times bestselling and award-winning author of fifteen critically acclaimed thrillers and is the co-author of the Nicholas Drummond series with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. With over a million books in print, Ellison’s work has been published in twenty-five countries and thirteen languages. She is also the co-host of A Word on Words, Nashville's premier literary TV series, which airs on Nashville Public Television. She lives with her husband and twin kittens in Nashville. Visit JTEllison.com, and follow her on Twitter @Thrillerchick or at Facebook.com/JTEllison14.