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Scenic Sundays 52: Portrait of a Young Woman

Scenic Sundays 52: Portrait of a Young Woman

Pictures of me on vacation are rare. This year I tried to relinquish my fancy pants camera a few times to my husband. Like me, I believe he takes the best shots of people when they aren’t looking. Or perhaps, I’m just not a fan of looking directly into the camera and smiling. Either way, here’s a shot of me, taken by my husband, at Niagara Falls earlier this summer.

6 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on October 11, 2015
How Vacations Inspire My Books | In the Spotlight with Clara Grace Walker

How Vacations Inspire My Books | In the Spotlight with Clara Grace Walker

Location, Location, Location:How Vacations Inspire My Books by Clara Grace Walker   If you’ve read my books, you know; my characters live in warm places. The Desire Never Dies series takes place in Florida, and my upcoming series Sex & Secrets, makes use of sunny locales also. Exploits, Book 1 of the new series, is another Florida setting, except for a brief stint at the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Pennsylvania. Tropical bliss is inevitable when you consider how my creative brain works. Plunk me in a lounge chair, poolside or on the beach, and stories flow. Don’t ask me why. Maybe it’s because once my body comes to rest, my mind searches for something more to do. Or maybe it’s because, having suffered through many a Michigan winter, the muse within me calls for escape. Whatever the reason, there’s no denying the settings for my books, and sometimes the stories themselves, are directly influenced by my vacations. For most people, work and vacations are contradictory ideas; polar opposites destined to tug a person in one direction or another. For me, vacations are the stages on which my characters play out their stories. Gratification’s setting in Key West is a great […]

0 Comments | Join in on the Conversation | Posted on October 9, 2015