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Welcome to my blog! My name is Kim and I write young adult paranormal, mysteries, and thrillers. This blog enables me to share the two things I love: Books and the craft of writing.

Ask the Girl is my debut novel. Murdered in 1925, Kate must seek the help of Lila and her sister to save her from her demon prison.

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"Why I Chose Southport?" by S. R. Fabrico author of the New Romantic Suspense CALL HER JANIE

Today, I'm happy to have a guest blog from S. R. Fabrico, author of CALL HER JANIE to share why she chose Southport, North Carolina for her setting. Thank you S. R. Fabrico for your post and iRead Book Tours for including me on the tour for this new romantic suspense. Check out Fabrico's post below and be sure to enter the giveaway!

book Call Her Janie in front of beach with a sailboat in background

Why did you choose Southport, NC for your story setting?

I was going through some personal difficulties, struggling to find gratitude each day. My siblings are a huge part of my life, but I rarely see them because we live in different states. I decided I needed to take a trip to visit, and I did. Spending time surrounded by the comfort and love of my brother and sister was exactly what I needed to get back on track. Enjoying the beautiful weather and the small town of Southport, NC catapulted me into the story. I couldn’t move my fingers fast enough to get the words down on the page. I was sitting at a picnic table on the water and whipped out an outline and feverishly developed characters and plot lines. It was exhilarating.

What I didn’t know when I started was how special and unique Southport, NC is. Going down the rabbit hole to learn everything I could about the town opened my eyes to the wonder and beauty of the quaint beach town. I wanted my story to capture the essence of Southport and the healing it provided me during my trip.

Everyone should have someone they can lean on to lift their spirits and show them they have the strength to get through anything. In Call Her Janie, Lizzie leans on her brother and Helen to lift her up and find her way again. I hope you enjoyed reading Call Her Janie as much as I enjoyed writing it. Stay tuned for book two of The Southport Series.

Thank you for this great post and for sharing your love of this quaint seaside town in her new release CALL HER JANIE. We look forward to reading more of The Souport Series.


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