New #Book #Release Have Bags, Will Travel

Have Bags kindle cover live

It seems like such a long road was taken to publish my newest little short novella this past year. The book had been put on the wayside a few times as life was presenting a myriad of challenges, determined to steal my time. But without further ado, I’m thrilled to announce my fun little read on some of my more memorable moments of traveling. It seems that with every trip I take I’m faced with issues of dealing with overweight luggage and have become almost a person of interest when it comes to passing through Canada customs on every return trip.

This book has snippets of stories from travels in earlier times when airline restrictions were a little more lenient (when overweight luggage wasn’t a huge concern), opinions on some of the places I’ve visited, and fond memories with best friends.

Here is an excerpt:

Airport Security

Returning home from a vacation is always a nerve-racking event for me. Instead of flying home and basking in the memories of the wonderful time I’ve just had on vacation, I repeatedly go through my receipts from the trip so I can carefully calculate how not to exceed the fixed limit we’re allowed to bring back without penalty. I must remember which receipts correspond to the tags I’ve already cut off so I can take them out of the pile. More math!

Most people don’t worry about such things—but I have to. It’s practically like my face is on a milk carton: HAVE YOU SEEN THIS WOMAN SHOPPING? For decades now, I’ve been consistently pulled over at customs. A planeload of people pick up their luggage and sail through the exit doors to freedom, and one person (and her husband) get singled out for interrogation. This happens on ninety percent of my trips. Why is it that I’m picked out of two hundred and fifty passengers to be interrogated? I lament, but I’m familiar with all the tricks by now: don’t wear flashy jewelry, don’t dress up, try to blend in. I can’t help it, though. I have what I’ve identified as shopping face. . .

Have Bags, Will Travel is available now in ebook at Amazon, and will soon be available in print.


D.G.Kaye©September 2015

23 thoughts on “New #Book #Release Have Bags, Will Travel

    1. Thanks for always being such a supportive friend Carol. No doubt, every time we publish a new book and our Amazon page stands lonely and empty looking, it’s always a thrill to get that first review! xo Incidentally, Missi’s Adventures is up next on my kindle! I need to catch up and then only be one book behind with you. ❤


    1. Thanks so much Marian! I really like the cover on this too. I had the idea in my head as I was writing. I have a fabulous artist who really knows how to put what’s in my head on paper. 🙂


  1. Congratulations on your new book, my most productive friend. I’m winding my way into early stories of my second book, but your pace astounds. The customs people don’t look my way. Definitely not a shopping face. Good luck with the new baby.


    1. Gee thanks Elaine for your kind words. This little book should have been out months ago, but life got in the way. It’s not a very long book, in fact it could be read in an hour or so, but big or small, the process is still the same: revisions, revisions, edits, print copy, formatting and cover design, it’s a job as you well know. My next book will take at least another year as I began writing it last year, a sequel to my first book Conflicted Hearts. That will be a big book and lots of work but I look forward to the challenge. Thanks so much for visiting Elaine. 🙂


      1. I believe it is the wonderful support and sharing in this author community that keeps our wings alive when we sometimes feel they’ve been clipped. Thank you my supportive author friend. 🙂


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