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2-Year Anniversary

Two years ago today I married the most wonderful woman in existence. Happy anniversary, Desirée Lee! I love you more than anything – now, always, forever, and beyond!

Scott Harper


Desirée Lee and I were very happy to be able to attend the festivities at the Butte Valley Library‘s 100th birthday celebration this past Saturday. Given the scheduling, and everything else we have going on, we don’t make it in to the library nearly often enough. We hope to be able to change that. We had a great time. We look forward to our next visit. And here’s to the next 100 years!

Scott Harper


When posting about the trip that my wife and I took for our anniversary I thanked several places specifically for helping to make our mini-vacation memorable. There were a couple that I should have included, but didn’t.

One of those is the Prehistoric Gardens. We hadn’t even known about this location ahead of time. We simply say signs as we were driving along, wondered what the place would be like, saw the Tyrannosaurus Rex and Brachiosaurus from the highway, and stopped. We had a great time there, walking through, seeing the dinosaurs, experiencing the Oregon Coast rain forest, and taking a multitude of photos with our 13-month-old daughter with the exhibits. The only non-fun part of that stop was when I was holding our daughter for a photo, and she grabbed my glasses, and promptly threw them down onto the ground – hard. But that has nothing whatsoever to do with Prehistoric Gardens themselves. Everything they had control over was great. I thank you, too, for having copies of Dr. Jeff Meldrum’s book “Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science” in stock. I’ve seen the televised documentary of this, but never read the book. This was only the second time I’ve even seen the book anywhere. And, yes, I could have ordered it on-line. It wasn’t a souvenir pertaining directly to Prehistoric Gardens themselves. But, I grabbed a copy, and look forward to reading it ASAP. So does Desiree. Talking sasquatch, and sasquatch documentaries with the woman in the gift shop who was running the counter was a pleasure, too. I apologize to you, ma’am, for not getting your name.

Another thank you has to go out to “that kid in the gift shop” at the aquarium. You know who you are. It was a pleasure talking to you. And we truly do hope that, when your book is ready, you’ll contact Umbral Press about it.

Scott Harper


For our anniversary, Desiree and I took a mini-vacation. We live in northern California, but spend a lot of time in Oregon. Yet we usually only see the same small area of southern Oregon when we’re up there hanging out with friends, shopping, or doing whatever else we’re there for on a given day. For our anniversary mini-vacation, we went up the Oregon coast to Florence, Oregon to visit the sea lion caves – sadly, our timing was wrong, and the sea lions weren’t in the cave; they were out hunting. So, we didn’t actually go down to the cave on this trip. That will, hopefully, be a future trip! We also went up to Newport to the aquarium. We spend a good chunk of the day there.

We stayed at the Lighthouse Inn in Florence, Oregon while we were in the area. That was a 2-night stay. We were in Room 22, if anyone planning to stay there would like to stay in the same room used by two bestselling authors!

On our way home, we discovered a wonderful new store – Ancient Light. Desiree and I are pagan, for those of you who didn’t already know. We passed Ancient Light on our way up to Newport, and hoped they’d be open by the time we passed back through on our return trip to our room at the inn that day. Luckily, they were. Ancient Light turned out to be a fantastic place. The energy is the shop was so pure, calming, and peaceful that we didn’t even want to leave. Neither did our 13-month-old daughter!

Desiree and I want to thank everyone we had the good fortune to meet during our trip – all of you helped to make our first anniversary mini-vacation a memorable experience, whether you ever found out who we are, and why we were there. Thank you all!

Scott Harper

Happy Anniversary, Desirée Lee!

This post is devoted to my wonderful, warm, caring, loving, intelligent, gorgeous wife – Desiree Lee. One year ago today we were married. It was one of the happiest days of my life.

I had all but given up on ever finding the right woman. Desiree and I met several years ago, while we both lived in Florida. I was doing a group book signing, and was one of several authors there. Desiree stopped by to make contact with another author, who was also signing autographs. That’s how Desiree and I first met.

As I’ve told her many times since we became a couple, when I first met her I knew she was someone special. At the time, though, I had no idea whatsoever just how special she would become to me.

After that meeting, we kept in touch, tenuously, and professionally, via social networking sites – MySpace at first, and then Facebook. About three years or so ago we started to get to know each other on a more personal level. Quickly, we discovered that we had a huge amount of things in common beyond the fact that we’re both authors. A relationship soon developed. Before too long, it become glaringly obvious that one of us had to relocate. She was living here in California at the time. So, I packed up, and moved 3,000 miles to be with her. Just over a year after that move, we were married.

Now, here we are at our 1-year anniversary. A full year of being the husband to the most wonderful woman ever to talk this Earth. Thank you, Desiree, for everything. You mean the world to me. I love you more than any words can ever even begin to convey. Trying to express how I feel about you in mere words is inadequate beyond description. I love you, and am so very, very glad to be married to you. Each and ever day I marvel at how incredibly lucky I am.

I love you, Desiree Lee!

Scott Harper

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