Friday, February 20, 2015

Melissa Cutler's Cozy Reading Corner

My favorite place to read is also my favorite place to work longhand on my books: the beach. And not just any beach. I’m lucky enough to call San Diego, California, my home, with nearly a hundred miles of coastline to choose from for a cozy reading place. What makes a great reading beach for me? No crowds, easy parking, and a daily buffet of surfers to watch. Ahem.

Anyhow, I found just such a spot at the literal southwest corner of the USA—the southernmost beach in San Diego, where I can look to my left and see details down to the individual windows in the charming Mexican beach resort across the Tijuana river mouth, it’s so close. I like to chill at this beach at least once a week, so I always keep a beach chair in the trunk of my car, along with a beach bag filled with sunscreen, a notepad, pens, and a water bottle. Toss in my Kindle and I’m ready to go!


Melissa Cutler knows she has the best job in the world writing sexy contemporary romances and romantic suspense. Her latest release is UNDEFEATED, a contemporary romance featuring a hockey-playing ex-soldier and a yoga teacher. You can learn more about UNDEFEATED at Melissa’s website

Melissa was struck at an early age by an unrelenting travel bug and is probably planning her next vacation as you read this. When she's not globetrotting, she's enjoying Southern California's flip-flop wearing weather and wrangling two rambunctious kids. She loves hearing from readers at, or on Facebook and Twitter. Visit to learn more about Melissa and her books and don’t forget to sign up for her newsletter:


AJ Blythe said...

How lucky to have the beach so close. I'm not sure I'd get any writing done, though, as I'd probably drift off - the real version of relaxation music!

Anonymous said...

Although I'm further up the coast than you (Los Angeles South Bay). I'm right there with you as first choice spot to read or write...and may I add walk! I love that you write long hand. I do as well. There's something about feeling that pen on paper.

Thanks for sharing.