It’s a real place.
I grew up there (but not that much. I’m 5’2″.).
Everything in my backlist is set there. In my contracted/yet-to-be-released titles, the only ones that are not set at least in part in Chowan are Saint and Scholar and Love by Premonition. Saint and Scholar is set somewhere in the NC Triangle (I’m purposefully vague about where because it’s set at a maybe-not-so-fictional university). Love by Premonition is set between Halifax County and The Triangle. So, still North Carolina.
I’m querying one novel right now that’s actually set in WYOMING (!!!), but the heroine runs away home…to North Carolina.
I guess as far as location goes, I just write what I know. There’s something special about growing up in a small town setting and it imparts a certain gumption in all of my heroines (at least, I hope it does).
I’d love to introduce you to North Carolina as I know it, so one of you lucky ducks will win three of my Chowan stories: Reinstated Bond, Mrs. Roth’s Merry Christmas (I promise, it’s a year-round read), and Her Resident Jester (comes out on 2/1). They’re fast reads with Mrs. Roth being the longest, so together they should keep you occupied for a day.
All you have to do to enter is leave a comment telling me 1) What ebook format you prefer, and 2) where the last book you read was set.
That’s it. Easy peasy!
I’ll announce the winner some time on 1/22.
When you’re done commenting here, don’t forget to move on to the next stop in the hop for a chance to win more great prizes! Enter to win the GRAND PRIZE package at Libby’s blog.