Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, science fiction romance author, romantic suspense author, steampunk, humor
Guess why we call him Wyoming Jones — or WyoJones for short.

If you’re coming to my blog via a link for a blog post, you might be missing my landing page. There are some good reasons not to miss my landing page (there’s a bio I worked really hard on) but the main reason for not missing my landing page are the wonderful photos the hubs let me use to highlight my shiny new blog theme: Taking the Scenic Route. 

When I decided to move my blog away from “all-about-me” book promotion last January (2012 if you’re reading this in the future), I knew what it wasn’t going to be about, but wasn’t sure what it should focus on. I took an awesome blogging class from Social Media Jedi, Kristen Lamb, and through the course, I’m moving closer to answering that basic question. I won’t say it’s not still a work in progress, but for the first time since I started blogging (so long ago it makes me wince to think about it), I’m really enjoying it. I go through my life thinking, could I turn this into a blog post? Or is it just a tweet? <—-picture me with empty thought bubble over my head everywhere I go.

What I hope this blog is (besides fun to read – insert hopeful look here), or what I hope it will become as it “grows up,” is a conversation among friends as I take the scenic route through days that are often weird, wonderful, and occasionally (hopefully) inspiring. And I’m hoping ya’ll will sometimes ride along and maybe say, “Girl. Seriously?”

One of the reasons the tagline “Taking the Scenic Route” resonated so quickly with me, is that is almost a metaphor for my life with the hubs. We met last century and have been taking the scenic route together for thirty-seven+ years. And during those thirty-seven years he’s been honing his skills as a photographer.

His Flickr page is just a sampling of the millions of images he’s captured over the years. We’ve gone over, under, around and through to get to places he wants to photograph. He’s dodged buffalos, bears and my wrath to get ‘er done. He’s taken this Wyoming girl to places strange and interesting and at times, even managed to make her think it was her idea. He’s always, always, always about the scenic route. Our marriage has been as much as an adventure (though without the explosions) as my fiction.

He’s not just about the pictures, though. He’s been a great dad, a wonderful husband, and he’s supported my writing and encouraged me to keep going, even when I didn’t believe I could do it and wanted to give up. The photographs are awesome and amazing and I’m so grateful he’s letting me highlight them on my blog, but if you notice my Amazon widget, that’s not just an advertisement of my books. That’s a testament to his belief in me for many long years. None of them would have happened without him.

So, if you have a minute, click over to the landing page and check out the photographs. And if you feel like it, leave a comment either here or there for the hubs. Cause you know they are awesome. It doesn’t all have to be for him, though, because there’s a $10 AnaBanana Gift Card on the line for some lucky commenter this month. I post the winner the first blog post of the new month.

Pauline Baird Jones, author, writer, romantic suspense author, science fiction romance author, steampunk, humorSome day I will write the amazing tales of Perilous P and WyoJones, but for now I’m just happy we’re still taking the scenic route together.



(Perilous) Pauline Baird Jones Explains her Scenic Route

10 thoughts on “(Perilous) Pauline Baird Jones Explains her Scenic Route

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  • October 10, 2012 at 4:10 pm

    Love this post Pauline. I headed back over to the landing page and OMG those photos are spectacular. That’s one talented, not to mention uber fabulous, hubby you got yourself! Love it. Thank you for opening the window into your life and sharing a bit of the scenic journey with us…it’s going to be on hell of a ride, I am sure!

    • October 11, 2012 at 1:34 pm

      Oh, thank you so much, Natalie! He is an amazing photographer, IMHO opinion. I’ve been mulling ways to share his photos and am excited, cause starting next week, I’m doing a wednesday thing. I’ve been avoiding wed for months now. LOL!

  • October 10, 2012 at 3:20 pm

    Loving this post. It’s enticing, intriguing, and forcing my finger to the BOOKMARK button. Well done.

    Long ago in a galaxy far, far away (OK, maybe just a few states over) I was a shutter bug. I have a box full of photo prints for I used 35mm film and an SLR camera exclusively. That was all for pleasure. Nowadays I still snap a lot of shots, but they’re all digital ad all for “work”.

    Congrats to you and “the hubs” for a marathon marriage: that’s becoming very rare.

    OK, off to your Landing Page to take in all the glorificious work you’ve done.

    • October 11, 2012 at 1:28 pm

      Doug, the hubs has BOXES and BOXES of prints and slides! Years of our past imprisoned in boxes. LOL! I bless digital, because now I can get to the pictures and enjoy them.

      I take a lot of pictures with my phone, in hopes they will result in blog posts. Finding pictures is probably hardest part.

      Many thanks for the congrats. Sometimes we are rather amazed at the number. LOL! But we are looking forward to many more. 🙂

  • October 9, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    As a camera buff, I adored the photos. Your hubby has an artist’s eye.

  • October 8, 2012 at 9:01 pm

    I’m going to the landing page now! I love what you wrote here! 🙂

    • October 9, 2012 at 4:45 pm

      Oh, thank you so much, Diana! It is funny that it took Kristen Lamb to bring it out, but it is true! LOL!

    • October 9, 2012 at 4:46 pm

      His photos really make the page, don’t they? I just love sitting here looking at them. LOL!

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