Since then, thanks to Twitter, Facebook, blogs and email we’ve become what might be described as modern day pen pals.
The Scout and I have also become hooked on the murder mysteries, set in Greece, written by our far-away friend.
So, learning that author Jeffrey Siger had a stop in Seattle on his fall book tour was pure delight – until we realized that we would be in Arizona.
The travel gods were smiling on us though, as Jeff is appearing this week at Poisoned Pen Books, in Scottsdale and had a bit of free time today. . .
Enough time for the three of us to meet and enjoy a long lunch in the heart of historic, artsy Old Scottsdale. Upon meeting, we agreed it seems somehow as though we’ve known each other for some time.
|Jeffrey Siger and the TravelnWrite team|
We share a love of Greece; he divides his time between Mykonos and the United States. He gave up a law practice to follow his dream of writing novels much as we quit the 8 – 5 work world to pursue our adventures.
We lunched at the Mission Restaurant (it’s next door to a Mission built in the 1930’s) and is a place you need to add to your bucket list if you’ve not dined here yet. We will definitely be returning!
|Guacamole made tableside, Mission margarita and Torta|
I sipped my Mission Margarita while watching our guacamole being made table side. Then it was difficult at best to choose from main courses that included pozole, tortas, tortillas, ensaladas, sopas. We didn’t dare even peek at the dessert menu!
If You Go:
Scottsdale/Phoenix area: Jeff is appearing at Poisoned Pen Books, 4014 N. Goldwater Blvd. #101, 888-560-9919, www.Poisened Pen.com, Wednesday, Nov. 13, at 7 p.m.
Seattle: Jeff will be at Seattle Mystery Book Shop, 117 Cherry St., 206-587-5737,can meet him from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 15.
Check his website for a full schedule of appearances.
Jeff also contributes to a blog called Murder is Everywhere. A most interesting read.
Mission Restaurant, 3815 N. Brown Ave., Scottsdale, 480-636-5005
That's it for today, Hope to see you back again on Travel Photo Thursday. We are linking up today with Marcia Mayne’s Foodie Tuesday at Inside Journeys.