I visited family on Maui last week, and I stayed at Jeff's house. It was fun walking in and comparing it to what I'd put on the page.
Here I am with Jeff at his house. He's the one on the left. Tee-hee!
A few of the other real-life places where my characters have lived are the house I grew up in, two high school friends' houses, and my grandparents' apartment.
I assume most writers do this. Do you? Where do your characters live?
I would like to note that my amazing and beautiful friend Molly Hall is moving to the East Coast this month.
Molly and I at the Heart and Soul Celebration, 2010 SCBWI Summer Conference
So many of us here in Western Washington will miss her, but we have phones, e-mail, and conferences to bring us together! I'm actually very excited for her!
If you see this, Molly, know I'm thinking of you and sending you my love. Our Third Excellent Adventure is less than a year away! Can't wait! xo