Thrilled to hear you're setting your next novel in Florida - land of my birth - in 1986 - the year of Halley's Comet or, as i prefer, the year I graduated from high school. Should you ever need anything Floridaish - shells, sand, palm fronds, the hairs from the husk of a coconut - just say the word. I'm not sure how I stumbed upon your marvelous book (Erin Morganstern? Neil Gaiman?) but I'm in law school and I listened to it on the rare day that I did not study - but worked on some art. Marvy!
Hi! Yes! And thank you so much!
Florida is a fascinating place. I lived there for a time in my 20s, and I often find myself returning to it for inspiration. While I think the rest of the nation finds Florida to be a strange, lawless place where the impossible and the ridiculous collide–when you’re living there it feels charmingly normal. At least it did to me. After leaving, it was a bit like waking up from anesthesia; a fog slowly lifted, and all the delightful weirdness came into focus again.
The mid ‘80s were pretty intense as far as pop culture and world events, so it’s a ripe time and a choice place. The research has been an utter delight!
So happy to have provided you a bit of a break from law school studying! Carry on, brave future JD!