The perfect setting

As an author, I’m always on the look out for the perfect setting. When I go on research trips I take hundreds of photos–always looking for what I see in my mind. It doesn’t happen very often that I find what I’m looking for exactly, but I did over the last weekend in May while we were in Lancaster County.

My next series, The Neighbors of Lancaster County, is about an Amish family and an Englisch family who live near each other. Only a field separates them. The Amish family lives at the beginning of the lane in a white house, while the Englisch family lives at the end of the lane in a stone house.

On the last day hubby and I spent in Lancaster County, I wanted to look at a covered bridge we hadn’t seen before. In most of  Lancaster County, at least where I’ve been, the shoulders alongside the road are super narrow or don’t exist, but we found a place to park and jogged back across the bridge to the lane–and just like magic, there was my setting.PicMonkey Collage1

I have the rough draft for the first book in this series done. I’ll be rewriting and polishing it this summer. I’m really excited about this series–it’s very close to my heart. I’ll write more about the stories soon, but in the meantime here are a few photos.

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  1. Laurie
    Jun 12, 2014

    Leslie, What a perfect setting! I can’t wait to read this next series!

  2. Elaine Shorb
    Jun 12, 2014

    I love Lancaster County!! I have been enjoying your books. What a beautiful setting you have captured! I am looking forward to reading this series.

  3. Lynn
    Jun 12, 2014

    What a great description of your new series. And the setting is beautiful. Want to read.

  4. Tracie
    Jun 12, 2014

    Always fun to hear about your writing process! Looking forward to seeing you soon. 🙂

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