This month, The Authors of Main Street released our summer boxed set “SUMMER ROMANCE ON MAIN STREET” and my contribution was my novella “IN PLAIN SIGHT“.
“IN PLAIN SIGHT” is set in Door County, Wisconsin, about three hours from my home. If you look at your left hand with your fingers together, Door county is at the tip of your thumb. Welcome to Wisconsin.
In Door County, cherries are king. Here are some cherry crepes from Julie’s Café – my favorite place in Fish Creek to grab breakfast.
With all those available cherries, one great use is in making sweet cherry wine. In “IN PLAIN SIGHT“, the Murphy brothers, Fergus and Fingal run a winery modeled after the one below.
Door County has many quaint towns and villages that cater to tourists. There are many resorts and rental properties. Maddy’s Dr. Seuss-like condominium from “CHRISTMAS IN JULY” was inspired by these beauties.
My current work in progress, a full length novel, is also set in Door County. In it, Garrett Oakley lives in this fine home.
As I drive throughout Door County, buildings, scenery and people inspire my creativity and take on a life of their own. Sometimes I jot down those lives and they become part of my stories.
Are you inspired by your surroundings and dream up stories to go along with them?