Wednesday, September 15, 2010
I Wanna Go There! - by Dianne Castell
I’ve set my last series in Savannah because I loooove the South. I guess it harkens back to my reading Gone With the Wind and I’ve been hooked ever since. Then again I have no desire to visit Germany because I read Frankenstein.
My daughter went to school in Savannah and it was love at first visit. To me there’s nothing cooler than Spanish moss flowing from the trees and the big old homes with a million stories of their own. Savannah is small enough to be intimate and big enough that there’s always something new to deal with. And then there’s the food...dear, Lord, the food!
I love New Orleans books too. The mystery, the ghosts, the food...I think I see a pattern here. Books in Texas are always fun while books set in cold places don’t do a thing for me. Cincinnati has horrid winters all gray and icky. I get enough of winter here.
So what about you? Any auto-buys just because of a setting? Does a small town atmosphere do it for you or are you and LA fan or NYC? Is there a setting that turns you off...you’d rather read the back of a cereal box than read something set in...Utah?
Put in your two-cents and I’ll draw two names and give away a copy of Hot Southern Nights and a copy of Hot and Bothered.