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Hi Judy, thanks so much for having me here today, and hello to all your readers!
Salt Lake City is nestled in a small valley (less than 30 miles across in any given direction). Two of my favorite things about this are:
1 – We’re surrounded by mountains. Gorgeous peaks in any given direction, and when the sky is clear, they’re all visible. Snow-capped in the winter, green in the spring, and a rainbow of reds, yellows, and oranges in the fall, and 2 – Nothing is more than 30 miles away. Unless traffic is heavy (which it is for all of 2 hours a day on weekdays), nothing takes long to get to.
So okay, big deal, right? Except for me, as a writer, those things make my life so much easier. I don’t have a fixed writing location, not really. I have a chair at home I keep my laptop next to, but 90% of my writing takes place somewhere else. I like variety.
And that’s where my favorite things about Salt Lake come into play. I can always pick a new place to go, and have new scenery, depending on my mood and the weather.
Both of which tend to be in flux. Bright and sunny one day, cloudy the next. And when the skies are painted with blues, whites, reds, or whatever color strikes their fancy that day, it colors my writing vision as well.
So tell me, wonderful blog readers. What is it about the world around you that inspires you?
Enjoy an excerpt:
Brandon is tired of the playboy image that comes with his cult-celebrity status. When he meets a business woman with a travel schedule as hectic as his, she lights a spark deep inside. The problem is, he's hoping for something long-term, and she's hesitant to start anything that will become long-distance. With less than three days before they go their separate ways, Brandon has to show Jade there's more to them than just an unconventional fling.
Jade tried to keep her gait casual when Brandon fell into step beside her on the short path back to the elevator. He was close enough that his arm occasionally brushed hers, and the soft scent of soap and cinnamon teased her. The group waiting for the next available car grew, and he pressed closer, arm resting against her back, to make more room for the people around them.
“So.” His voice was low enough she was certain only she could hear it; his warm breath brushing her ear. “You don’t mind being the one on the other side of the glass?”
The tentative rein she had on her imagination snapped, images and possibilities danced through her thoughts. She kept her response soft. “If the situation is right.”
The doors slid open, and people spilled into the waiting car. He maneuvered himself behind her, his chest close enough to her back to brush her shirt, but not quite touching her. His question was hot against her skin as the car rose. “For instance, someone directly behind you, where the only thing anyone on the outside sees is a glimpse? A hint?”
She didn’t know what was more enticing, the fantasies he was evoking or how close he stood. The elevator slid to a stop. He rested a hand on her hip. “My floor. Enjoy work.”
He stepped around her and was gone, the doors closing behind him.
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