|On the Right Track available HERE|
By Barbara Elsborg
When I start writing a story I rarely think about what time of year I should set it. It’s only when I get to the point that my characters are outside that I think--oh dear--do they need coats? But it’s not a coincidence that of my four Decadent stories, only one of them is set in the summer. I lean toward snow and winter because somehow I find it more romantic. Maybe it’s the excuse to cuddle up because it’s cold.
When my couple in On the Right Track set off in their cars to go a New Year’s Eve party, little do they know that they’ll collide on a snowy road and seal their fate. Nick and Holly seemed perfect winter names for them and the story more or less wrote itself. Well, I did help a bit.
In reality, the slightest flutter of snow and I’d rather eat my own eyeballs than take the car out. The UK regularly grinds to a halt at the thinnest of coverings. I’ve skidded when I drove the kids to school after they missed the bus. Skidded on a motorway when I changed lanes and skidded down a hill where I was lucky nothing was coming the other way. So now I only go out on foot in snow, which must be a relief to other motorists.
No snow yet in the UK, but this is what happened last year--view from my house! Invasion of the mini snowmen.
If you’d like a chance to win a copy of my winter INS, On the Right Track, or my summer INS, Just What She Wants, please leave a comment below telling me whether you’re a summer or winter person or someplace in between.
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