Authors are often asked to reveal what inspired them to write their novels. There are many things that contributed to the story of The Grave Blogger, and over time I’ll try to share most of them. Today, I wanted to share a little about the setting of the book, using images to convey the inspiration.
I was born and raised in Louisiana, and when I was a young girl, I went fishing with my father every weekend. We’d get up and head out to any of several bayous and lakes in the area, getting an early start…usually leaving around 5:00 a.m. We’d fish all day, and with luck, we’d return home with an ice chest full of fish. The scenic moments of those days are etched in my memories.
Here are a couple of photos to give you a sense of the areas where we fished, with the first showing a typical bayou scene, and the second depicting the view from our camp on Lake Verret in Pierre Part, Louisiana.