Several Evernight authors are banding together for a yearlong weekly blog challenge that takes place every Thursday. Each week we'll tackle a new topic. Our tag is #evernighties
Write what you know. That's the advice given to aspiring writers. I took it when I created the Windy City Nights series. It takes place in and around Chicago. That's where I live, work and play. So it would seem to reason...a part of me makes its way into my writing.
By trade I'm a computer nerd and there are a few computer nerds in the story line. Mr. Voss is a number cruncher and there are a couple of those in the story line. He's a military veteran and so far I've introduced two hunky Marines. There will be veterans from other branches in future installments.
As you all know, I'm Italian and the Windy City Nights series has it's fair share of sexy Italian men, starting with Rocco Moretti, who gets his girl in Hannah's Bliss releasing in March. Carlo Antonetti, owner of Cucina Antonetti's will get a story as will his brother Gino somewhere down the line. The Bellatoni family is a premier Italian clothing and wedding gown designer who you'll meet at the end of Hannah's Bliss.
Chicago is a huge sports town. We have two major league baseball teams, the Cubs and White Sox...and now three with Luke Stryker and the Chicago Cobras.
I could go on with personal preferences of mine that have appeared as favorites of Abbey's, Leah's and Hannah's...but I think I'll keep a few secrets to myself.
Until next Thursday...