Another Teaser About the Upcoming Murder in the Worst Degree


This could easily be one of the houses closer to the main thoroughfare of Rocky Bluff.

What's interesting about Rocky Bluff, it is an imaginary place. However, it has its roots in many real places.

The beach area is much like Oxnard was about thirty years ago--long before big developers came in and made it an expensive place to live.

However, the town part, which climbs up a hillside which Highway 101 crosses over, is more like Ventura.

When writing a new book, I like to find homes where the characters might live.

Here's another one, as you can see it is on a hillside, like many are, with an apartment house near the top.

What a lovely entrance to a home.

Be looking for the new book, Murder in the Worst Degree, come March of 3014.

Marilyn aka F. M. Meredith

Comments

Janet Greger said…
What a lovely idea - finding real homes for your characters. Did you have to ask permission to post those pictures?

JL Greger, author of Ignore the Pain
Patricia Gligor said…
Marilyn,
I did the exact same thing when I was writing "Mixed Messages," the first book in my Malone mystery series. An old Victorian in my neighborhood was the inspiration and I can't tell you how many photos I've taken of that house (and other houses on the street) through the years. The trailer I put together includes some of those photos.
I'll answer Janet's question. No, you don't need permission to photograph the outside of people's homes. They're considered to be in the public domain.
amreade said…
Marilyn,
I was going to ask the same question as Janet. Thanks, Patricia, for answering it! I think finding real homes for characters is a fun idea. It seems like it would bring a solidity to the people in a story. I like to make up homes when I write, but I do like to find pictures of houses that have some of the details I intend to use. Great post!

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