She Sleeps Around

 Posted by at 1:15 am  Nick's Blog
Jun 032024
 

That might sound like a rude thing to say about somebody, but in the case of fulltime RVer and author Sue Ann Jaffarian, it’s true. She even used those words as the title for her latest book, I Sleep Around – The Humorous Memoir Of A Nomadic Writer.

Sue Ann is the prolific author of three mystery series, numerous short stories, and other novels. She is also a sought-after motivational speaker. After retiring from her career as a corporate paralegal, in 2019 she hit the road in a 20-foot-long Winnebago Travato Class B van, and she hasn’t looked back since. Traveling across the United States and Canada, she has found friendship, adventure, and experienced the occasional bump in the road, all of which she shares idaily in The Novel RV Journal on Patreon.

Besides her popular mystery series, the Odelia Grey series, the Ghost of Granny Apples series, and the Madison Rose Vampire Mysteries, Sue Ann recently began not one, but two new series: The Zelda Bowen series, featuring Zelda Bowen, a single woman searching for adventure and herself as she travels the country in an RV. The first book in this series is Finding Zelda. The second new series is the Dead Woman Driving serial novel, released in regularly launched episodes, featuring a woman on the run and living off the grid.

And as if that isn’t enough, today I Sleep Around is available as an e-book, paperback or in hardcover. In her newest book, Sue Ann talks about her decision to adopt a lifestyle so different than what she had ever known, the research that went into making that choice and bringing it to fruition, and her first two years on the road. She shares what it’s like to live in 100 square feet, learning to be comfortable going to the bathroom or showering in a vehicle with just sheet metal between herself and the outside world, and spending the night in Walmart parking lots, roadside rest areas, truck stops, small city parks and National Forest campgrounds. Along the way, she has experienced the joys of the total freedom a life on the road offers, as well as the times when things don’t go so well. Having lived as fulltime RVers ourselves for 18+ years, I can relate to much of what she writes about.

However, this is much more than a primer on the RV lifestyle, which Sue Ann does explain very well. It is a delightful adventure story about someone who wasn’t content to spend her golden years in a rocking chair when there was a whole wide world just outside her door, waiting to be explored. Whether you are a wannabe RVer, an armchair traveler, someone who dreams of one day running away to join the circus, or just want to get to know someone with Sue Ann’s wanderlust and thirst for adventure, order yourself a copy of I Sleep Around and go along for the ride. I promise, you’re going to have a great time.

Congratulations Robert Dunn, winner of our drawing for a Camping Journal & RV Travel Logbook donated by Barbara House. Barbara makes several variations of these, and they all have pages where you can list the date, weather, where you traveled to and from that day, beginning and ending mileage, campground information including amenities at RV sites, a place for campground reviews, room to record activities, people met along the way, reminders of places to see and things to do the next time you’re in the area, and a page for notes for each day.

We had 25 entries this time around. Say tuned, a new contest starts soon. Note: Due to the high shipping cost of printed books and Amazon restrictions on e-books to foreign countries, only entries with US addresses and e-mail addresses are allowed. After 30 days, unclaimed prizes revert back to the drawing pool for a future contest.

And finally, here’s a chuckle to start your day from the collection of funny signs we see in our travels and that our readers share with us.

Thought For The Day – Keep going… Difficult roads often lead to beautiful destinations.

Nick Russell

World-Famous, New York Times Best Selling Author, and All-Around Nice Guy!

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