Fun Facts About Florida You'll Never Find in My Romance Novels

--It rains here.  A lot.

--Frogs can enter your home through the toilet.

--Snakes can enter your home through the toilet.

--Honestly?  No one except Heidi Klum looks good in shorts. 

--No one looks good in AS SEEN ON TV! special ops sunglasses. 

--Women who really shouldn't be wearing yoga clothes live in their yoga clothes.

--Ask a Florida man to dress for dinner and he'll take off his baseball cap and put on a Hawaiian shirt (and we aren't talking Tommy Bahama).

--Red tide.

--Seaweed invasions.

--Sharks.

--The real version of hurricanes.

--Sometimes sunshine is depressing.  But so is torrential rain for thirty days in a row.

--We romanticize Florida because the real thing is so. . . there are no words.  There are no words for how homesick you sometimes feel for northern lands, where the leaves blaze red and orange every autumn and ugly stuff only flushes down, not up, the toilet.