What I’m Reading: What the Librarian Did
What I’m Listening to: Chainsaws! They are chopping forests next door. Sigh
What I’m Watching: Grand Designs Revisited
What makes me smile: my dh’s fantastic coffee.
I’ve just settled into reading Karina Bliss’s What the Librarian Did and am struck by how good it is to have an
My novel Tempting the Negotiator is set in my beloved Northland, though the actual places are invented. I cannot think of a more idyllic place. You see, I grew up in
Where I live is a little bit wild, with shaggy mountains, lush forests and the most spectacular beaches and bays. I still wake up some mornings and have to pinch myself because it feels like I’m living in Jigsaw-puzzle Land. Every bend in the road driving to work is a photo opportunity. Which is why there are always big companies coming with ideas to build flash resorts around Northland and why locals always vigorously oppose them.
I could no more resist setting my novel here, than I could resist having a world class surfer as the hero. Surfing has got to be one of the most joyous and free sports ever invented and I had enormous fun researching recklessly crazy big wave surfers who dice with death every ride. Throw in a NY lawyer - a treadmill runner no less - out to take this all away from him and the story takes off. Check out the cover to your right. Doesn’t it capture summer sizzle to perfection?
Other settings I’ve enjoyed in books?
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