A few years ago, I was sitting down to write my novel for NaNoWriMo, and I got an idea for a romantic suspense set in a large city, like Chicago or New York. Unfortunately, I don’t know enough about either city to use them without a lot of research, so I decided to come up with my own. It didn’t seem important to give the city a name. It’s a nameless entity “up north” somewhere north of everywhere.
I’ve set a series of novels there and I still haven’t given it a name. It’s never seemed important to do so. No one refers to it by name, it’s always The City in an anonymous sort of reference. The City is, in effect, more of a feeling and backdrop rather than an actual named place. To me, it has taken on its own personality and is as much a character as the people playing across the canvas.
I love my city and I hope that you will love it, and the characters in it, too. Welcome to The City. Enjoy!
Though many books are set here, only one of them has been published so far. Several of them have been shared on my website and you can read them here:
Others in the Series Are:
Also Shared, But Not Set in the City:
Among the Shine Clan, currently being shared monthly at Cereal Authors
Oscar Friedman’s Freakish Occurrence
Sea of Destiny shared at Cereal Authors
Take a Bite Outta Crime
The Following Were Shared at Sci-Fi and Fantasy by Dellani
There Shall Be Great Rejoicing
Little White Lie
Gone But Not Forgotten