I spent many days the first few months after moving, sitting on our dock, unable to believe I was actually living on the water again, soaking up the beauty of the marsh, my thoughts drifting with the ever changing tides. In those early days, the seeds of my next book were sown.
I filled notebooks with observations, ideas, bits of dialogue from the characters who were taking shape in my mind. I visited small towns along Maryland's Eastern Shore and spent days exploring the quaint and sometimes quirky shops and eateries. On occassion, I'd take a drive to the historic but more cosmopolitan town of Annapolis. Everywhere I went, I enjoyed talking to and getting to know the locals, and eating lots of the area's famed blue crabs.
I fell in love with the area and all it had to offer, it's food, it's people, and most of all, it's endless rivers and tributaries, and these became the inspiration for Glebe Point, the fictional town on Maryland's Eastern Shore that provides the backdrop for my bestselling Glebe Point Series.
|This little boy was the inspiration for |
Benjamin, in This Time Forever
|Here's a glimpse of the marsh|
that borders Mary O'Meara's
Bed & Breakfast
|Gabriella spends many evenings|
on this dock with her dreams and
a glass of her favorite Pinot Grigio
in Letters To Gabriella