Location, Location, Location

I like setting my stories in places inspired by locations I’ve visited. Some of my locations might be recognizable (like the eucalyptus grove on the UC-Berkeley campus in “Just That Easy”), and others may just feel like they could be real. In any case, when I use a real location, I use it with poetic license, so if you’re thinking, “Hey, I’ve been there, and it’s never empty at that time of day,” I apologize in advance, because I know how irritating it can be when an author doesn’t get those details right!