I have always found settings to be great sources of inspiration. The sweeping sense of peace exuded by the weeping willows in the Annapolis Valley inspired me to write about the tragic story buried at their roots. The historic house in Edmonton’s historic Strathcona neighbourhood, provided the perfect setting for a time-travel set in Edmonton in 1929, and getting to spend over a month living in a historic home in the upscale neighbourhood of The Glebe was the inspiration for a contemporary teen novel. If one is observant, there is always a story to be found, always a story happening somewhere around us as we are travelling through a place,…
Whisky turned out to be just that spark, which, I have to say came as a huge surprise for me. In fact, I would say it is proof that the Muse has a sense of humour. I was looking for a famous person, and discovered that a famous whisky, not a person at all, was the missing piece.