A Vacation to My Setting

Posted On Oct 21 2014 by

I have a confession. I know you’ll find this shocking, but I wrote the entire first draft of Now I Knew You without ever having been to the city I chose for my setting. Yes, I too am appalled. Actually, I can claim innocence. Because Elk Rapids, Michigan is just the outline of my setting. I tried to stay as true to the geography and feel of the village as much as possible, but by changing the name to a fictional Cherry Hill, I gave myself a little creative leeway. After all, Elk Rapids has no bookstore downtown. Cherry Hill …