The idea for Tuscany came to me one morning as I was brainstorming on
another book. I was looking at pictures for a cover and several
pictures of Tuscany popped up. Then my writer brain went into
overdrive. The story came in like a tidal wave, causing me to push
aside of my other works in progress.
Since there were several stories about vineyards, I decided to focus
on the olive oil industry. So, I researched the industry in Italy,
specifically the Tuscan region and the story unfolded. I immediately
fell in love with the characters and their love for the land. One of
my favorite parts of the writing was the journal, which is a key
element in the story. I actually wrote it just like a journal, then
input in different parts of the book as needed.
This book was a work of love and now it has me dreaming of going to Tuscany!
Here's the blurb for the book. What a great opening!