I’ve traveled to England twice to research my novels set there. My husband Scott traveled with me on the first trip. We had an amazing time when we visited the Oxford area, including Highclere Castle where Downton Abbey was filmed, The Cotswolds, and the Peak District. That was a great foundation for writing The Edwardian Brides Series.
My friend and fellow author, Cathy Gohlke, traveled with me on the second research trip. We visited Tyntesfield near Bristol, which is the inspiration for the setting of Highland Hall, and the beautiful Lake District. I hope to travel to Northumberland where Shine Like the Dawn is set and also Kent where Across the Blue is set. No Ocean Too Wide and No Journey Too Far take place in London, Liverpool, and Ontario, Canada. I’ve visited those places in the past, but I’d love to go again. Cathy and I both dream of returning to the Lake District where her novel, Until We Find Home, is set and where I’d also love to set a future story.