CLICKING OUR HEELS – Mountains or Beach?
Cathy Perkins: “Both! I live in the mountains (yeah, I know, tough gig, someone has to do itJ) so the beach is a favorite getaway. I love looking out the window every morning at a scene most people consider a vacation destination but mostly I love the quiet that comes with living in the mountains – and the wonderful ‘neighbors’ who look out for each other.”
Sparkle Abbey: “Absolutely the beach! Whether it’s a beautiful blue California beach, or a white sand Gulf beach, or tropical island beach, we’re there.”Paffi Flood: “Definitely mountains. I love the idea of the beach. I dream about it all through winter, especially after I see ads for resorts, but after I arrive at a beach, within minutes, I’m done with the blaring sun and the intruding sand.”
Debra H. Goldstein: “Beach!! Actually, it is the water. Swirling waves bring out my creativity and I don’t if it’s raining or the sun is out, the key for me is the movement of the water.”
Jennae M. Phillippe: “I used to live in Los Angeles so I am going to go ahead and say: both! Because you can go from the mountains to the beach in a single drive. It’s a very lovely drive.”
Linda Rodriguez: “I’m totally a mountains person. I enjoy the beach, but mountains make me so happy I feel as if I could fly, and I’m always a little homesick for them. Probably because I come from a long line of conquered mountain and hill people – Cherokee, Scots Highland, and Irish.
Bethany Maines: “Beach! Who doesn’t love the feel of sand between their toes?”
Dru Ann Love: “Neither. Give me a city location and I’m there. If I had to choose between the two, it would be mountains as long as I’m being driven up it.”
Juliana Aragon Fatula: “Beach. Dillon Beach, California. Two summers ago, I met my best friend there for two weeks and we workshopped on the beach her novel and my memoirs. It was a learning experience and I realized how much I love writing when I can read or write all day or night without interruptions from family/day to day chores. It was a magical visionary time of enlightenment with someone I love and that loves writing, too.”
Kay Kendall: “I must choose the beach since being hemmed in by mountains makes me uncomfortable, claustrophobic. That’s because I grew up on the wide open spaces of Texas and Kansas. When I’m at the beach, it’s not for sunbathing. That’s boring, and I don’t like to be hot. I like to walk along a beach and look for shells. The beaches of Oregon are fantastic. South Carolina too.”
Marilyn Meredith: “I live in the foothills of the Sierra and can see the nearby mountains from my office window. My Tempe Crabtree series is set in a mountain town similar to where I am.”