Monday, September 8, 2014
Fall colors...and a Scottish Christmas
Here in the Upper Midwest, we have (hopefully) blazing fall colors to enjoy every year, usually hitting peak somewhere between late September and early October. The photo at the left is from last year, and I can't wait to see the leaves starting to change again.
Maybe it's a remnant of all the years of anticipating the start of school when I was growing up, but fall seems like a wonderful time for new beginnings.
Though I love writing for Love Inspired and Love Inspired Suspense, and look forward to continuing in the future, I took a little foray into self publishing this past year--with three books that were sweet romance, but wouldn't have fit with Love Inspired. It has been an adventure, deciding on covers, working on the content, and completing all of the other aspects of getting a book out to the public. It has made me appreciate the great editors at Harlequin all the more!
We went to Scotland this past May, and while there I took lots of notes, took hundreds of pictures, and enjoyed talking to Bed and Breakfast owners and other locals as we traveled through the Highlands, figuring it could be material for a book someday. The country itself seemed so romantic that it felt like the perfect place to set a story. So I did! A Scottish Christmas will appear in a sweet romance anthology, Sweet Christmas Kisses releasing on Amazon October 1st.
What about you--do you enjoy reading novels set in other countries? Are there certain countries that you much prefer, or do you prefer American settings over everything else?
Best wishes to you for a wonderful fall season!