In a few weeks I'll be making a short trip down the California coast to San Simeon to celebrate birthdays with some of the ladies in my family. Destination: Hearst Castle. The romance and drama of the castle perched in the hills overlooking the Pacific Ocean has always appealed to me. A few years ago, my husband and I visited the famed estate of William Randolph Hearst. Here are some of my favorite moments from that tour (2013). I think it could be fun to set a romantic thriller here. What do you think?
These wet, winter days make me think of gothic romances and moody cemeteries. Here are some moody, gothic photos I took at our local Mountain View Cemetery in Oakland, CA. Incidentally, the cemetery is as lovey in rainy, gray weather as it is in the sun, and is a great place for picnics and walks.
lives with her wonderfully eccentric husband in an equally eccentric Victorian in the San Francisco Bay Area. An avid cat lover in search of her next cat, Tess is a huge fan of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Dr. Who. She gets inspiration for her book titles from song lyrics. She’s an accountant by day, a novelist by night and an artist at heart 24/7.
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