Politics aside, I have loved living in Southern California since I was a small child in the 1950s. You can’t beat the weather, the beauty of the beaches and the mountains, and the more relaxed atmosphere.
I’ve traveled to almost every state (missing about four, I think) and they all have their special beauty and unique features. People I’ve met from the various other states seem intrigued with our sometimes wacky state.
When choosing a setting for my books, I almost always choose to use where I live in Orange County (yes, the home of Disneyland and Knott’s Berry Farm). My goal is to help the reader feel like they are there traveling the OC streets, visiting the sites, and enjoying our sunny days.
Relinquished takes place mostly in South Orange County (I live in North Orange County) but travels the freeways into Los Angeles County, too. And, yes, I take you into the clogged traffic. It wouldn’t be true-to-life if I didn’t. (If you don’t live in California, you can rejoice you’re experiencing it only vicariously. LOL.)
Come, let me take you on a tour of Southern California as you read about Teagan and her adventures.
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