As an author, there are days when you just can’t find the words to put on the page. That happened to me for over two months, and I decided to get away to the Smoky Mountains with a few of my friends. We rented a house up on Ski Mountain, and I used the time to work on my book the old fashioned way, with pen and paper. I needed to feel the mountain breeze on my face and see the black bears walk up to our house in the morning and at night. It made a world of difference for me because the words just came flowing out.
We traveled to Cades Cove to see the history of the Smoky Mountains and made the trip to Cherokee to learn more about the region. I took a lot of pictures for all of you to see where we went and feel the area the characters live and visit. It was a great trip and inspirational to me for the second book in the Smoky Mountain series.
My newest book, Smoky Mountain Romance, is presently at the publishers, and my design team is working on the cover and the inside of the book. I love this book because it includes characters in a hospital as well as from the local fire station. It provides drama from a fire on the mountain and the fireman being caught in a mountain fire on Christmas Eve. I fell in love with the characters as I wrote about them and I hope you do as well.