I have been deep in revisions of Julianne, my next novel, the first in the Coastal Chronicles series. With each draft I get to know Julianne and the other cast of characters a bit better. The other night, as I was working with Julianne in a diner scene I learned that she doesn’t like Red Velvet cupcakes, in fact she isn’t a big fan of deserts overall. This was surprising to me because I LOVE sweets, especially Red Velvet. I can’t tell you what it is about the Red Velvet, maybe because it is always so moist, even days after its been made. Just thinking about Red Velvet, I had to stop writing and go make a batch of cupcakes.
What Julianne does enjoy though, is gourmet food. He brother, Michael, owns several restaurants and resorts, and is married to a chef, so Julianne has had the chance to try a wide variety of foods. One of her favorite dishes is a baked Mahi Mahi. At least I can agree with her there. Mahi may not be my favorite dish, but I do love it. Growing up on the beach, my grandfather used to come home most nights with dozens of fish, mostly Whiting and Flounder. I still remember one night when I was about six or seven when I ate at least eight fillets of Whiting. I ate until I was sick and yet couldn’t stop they were so good. I miss those days, so writing about a young girl in a coastal town with plenty of good fish available seems somewhat fated.
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