Do you prefer one season over another? Winter, spring, summer, fall (autumn), or all of them?
If you know anything about Georgia, USA, you’d know that we rarely get snow in winter. Maybe some flurries here and there, or slush, or maybe a blizzard or two. We do get black ice on the road–sheets of ice we can’t see that have caused wrecks for motorists, especially on bridges. But snow a la winter wonderland… That’s rare.
So last weekend was rare. We had a few inches of snow, and wonder of wonders, it actually stuck on the ground. The snowflakes fell in my backyard and in the forest beyond, and blanketed the forest floor in a belated white post-Christmas. The temperature was in the low 30F on Saturday. By Sunday morning it was 27F.
Meanwhile, all through the cooler fall and chilly winter seasons, I’ve been busy juggling life while writing and revising my novel set in the hot summer months of Florida. Yes, the land of hammocks and sandals and sand. LOOK FOR ME is Book 4 in my Vacation Sweethearts series of travel romance novels that explore the various places I have visited and enjoyed around the hemisphere.
In Book 4, we visit Key Largo in southern Florida, where Martin MacFarland is trying to reconnect with his long lost girlfriend, who has troubles of her own. This novel will be released on March 31, 2020. You can preorder it on Amazon, or sign up for my newsletter to be notified when the book is in Kindle Unlimited.
What a contrast, huh? In real life, the weather outside is still cold, cold, cold. But in my story world, the weather is almost always warm, warm, warm. Even my winters are mild in my books. It always reminds me that no matter how cold life is, Jesus warms our hearts.
“The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise Him” (Psalm 28:7).
Questions for you:
- What are your favorite seasons of the year in real life?
- What are your favorite seasons to read in a story world?
Do comment for a chance to win an ebook copy of my 740-page novel, SHARE WITH ME (Seaside Chapel Book 1), about a small-town violinist and a billionaire heiress violin collector. This novel begins in December when it’s cold on St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, and goes on through the seasons of the year.
To answer my own questions, I would say I like all seasons because God made each season for a reason. While I gravitate toward milder climates in both real life and in my story world, I am not done writing yet. At some point in time, I’m sure I will write about snowdrifts and freezing temperatures.
I came close with WAIT FOR ME (Vacation Sweethearts Book 3), which is set in Alaska with its glaciers, albeit in the summer months. Being a tropical girl, I remember wearing a head-to-ankle goose down coat during both of the times I went to Alaska in July. I’m sure that if you live in colder climates, you’d be laughing at me. But I’m a beach town type of tourist. Give me sun and surf any day…
Stay warm and don’t forget to comment for a chance to win a beach town romance from me! (The giveaway ends on Monday.)