writing meme: days 13, 14, & 15

13. What’s your favorite culture to write, fictional or not?

Appalachia. It’s what I know. It’s where I grew up.

14. How do you map out locations, if needed? Do you have any to show us?

I do. I do. I have floorplans of houses, maps of Harlan County, maps of places in Harlan County. In fact, I made a GoogleMap of “My Harlan County“. If you zoom out, you get to see Corbin, Kentucky, Knoxville, Tennessee, and Beckley, West Virginia.

15. Midway question! Tell us about a writer you admire, whether professional or not!

Rosamunde Pilcher. I want to be her when I grow up. I own most of her books and re-read The Shell Seekers each March.