Jolene checking in from my back porch. Here’s this morning’s view before I drive off to work to downtown San Antonio.
I love living in the hill country and if you read any of my books you can see how I admire the countryside and it’s people.
But for my next series, I’m moving to the Texas Coast. Another place I love.
The sunsets and people are different but just as colorful.
Texas has almost 400 miles of shoreline along the coast.
Growing up I have spent most of my summers in Corpus Christi, Port Aransas or South Parade.
I have to admit South Padre is my favorite.
South Padre is at the very bottom of the Texas coast. It’s where the sea turtles like to lay their eggs.
Some of the biggest ranches are in the coastal plains. Anyone hear of King Ranch in Kingsville? My family has a much smaller ranch. lol
I’ll be writing about the De La Rosa’s and the Diamondback Ranch.
A group of cousins that have stuck together to survive now have control of the family ranch. Will it tear them apart when nothing else in their lives could.
Will they turn the ranch a dude ranch or a B&B?
What about recreational fishing along with ranching?
Do they develop the land along the coast to make more places people can go or turn to conservation? So many directions to go.
A friend of mine owns a pirate ship in South Padre. How cool is that?
The hero in my first book owns businesses along a pier that might include a pirate ship.
So when given a choice – do you head for the hills or the beach?
I could use your help with something. The town is based on real places along the coast but it will be fictional town. I’m having a hard time deciding between Port Del Mar of Puerto Del Mar.
Del Mar means of the sea.
But before we pack the car and head to the coast, the Bergmann sisters of Clear Water Texas have one more story coming out.
Danica’s twin sister, Jackie gets her love story. Just in time for Christmas time too.
It will be in stores October 16.