You might remember a few days ago that I posted a Tuesday Toot for Mary Victoria. Mary was tooting about a new anthology she’s in called River, and part of her promotion of that book is to run a series of guest posts on her own site. Each post is by a different specfic writer and each writer is discussing the idea of Place As Person.

Have you ever become so deeply fascinated with the setting of a book that it lingers on, invading your mind long after reading is done? We all know good world building is essential to any story. But occasionally an author takes that art one step further, creating an environment that enthralls, breathes, lives.

I was very pleased that Mary asked me to contribute, because I’m a huge fan of well-realised places in fiction. Locations are definitely characters in my stories.

You can find my guest post on the subject at Mary’s site here.