In a week, I will venture into the same mountains in which my young adult historical fiction novel, "Moonshine Murder" takes place. The same location the beginnings of the novel's creation evolved.
Each writer has a place of sanctuary, which reflects the inspiration inside them and feeds that inspiration. For me, the Weminuche Wilderness is such a place. High above timberline, bordering the sky, a place exists like no other, where the mountain lakes swim with rainbow trout, mountain willows sway in the tempered winds, and the wild geraniums blossom on the hillsides. If I'm lucky, I may spot a herd of Elk, or even the spirit of a wolf, ranging far from its northern safety.