This story is set in west Texas. It’s neat for me to read stories set in Texas since that’s the state I’m from. Recognizing town names (such as Odessa and Dallas) is always fun, and it means so much more when you’ve been to them. It makes it easier to connect with the story when you know exactly where on the map it takes place. Even more so, when you can draw upon your memories of a place to make it more realistic in your mind.
Monday, June 17, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
The cover of GONE SOUTH is what first snagged my interest. The auburn-haired woman facing away from the camera wears a beautiful vintage black ball gown . . . with modern-day blue jeans underneath. I was immediately intrigued by this unusual combination of clothing. Sometimes covers lead a reader on, but this one did not disappoint.
Thank you, WaterBrook Multnomah, for my copy of Gone South to review.
Has a novel ever inspired you to try something new? Did you try and discover you didn’t have a clue what you were doing? Or did you unearth a new favorite hobby?
*Quote from page 26.
Monday, June 3, 2013
“What inspires the stories you write?”
If someone were to ask you that question, how would you respond?
While contemplating my own response, I grabbed my dictionary, one of my favorite resources when I’m penning a work of fiction. Here’s what I found:
1. Act of breathing in; specif., the drawing of air into the lungs.
2. Act or state of being intellectually or emotionally inspired.
|Image courtesy of David Castillo|