Second, each of the sisters had her background, so for Carlene I had to research Broadway singers and throat surgeries. Darlene required me to find some really good recipes, and Nolie made me learn all about Leonberger dogs (a pleasure!) and apron-making. And I enjoyed every minute of all of it.
|This is more Darlene's thing.|
|The house, Sycamores.|
FIVE MILES SOUTH is mostly a character novel about relationships, so most of my pre-writing work was concerned with understanding who these women were and what they'd been in the past. I needed to know how their pasts had shaped them before I could chart a course for their futures.
If you're reading this on Saturday and live near Mt. Dora, I'm signing books this morning at the Barrel of Books and Games. Would love to see you!
Tomorrow: The writing. :-)