Now that ILLUMINATION is out (remember, the big Kindle sale is still going on here and don’t forget STORM FORCE, also on sale, is unofficially Penton 3.5), I think it’s about time to work on some new books, right? I won’t go into a lot of detail on the idea I’m working on, except to say it will be about shifters, and my shifters need both space to roam and a location that they can defend themselves from outsiders. Since there are different breeds of shifters living in this mystery location, defending themselves from each other is another matter!
So, I’ve been trying to think of good locations. The Pacific Northwest and Big Sky Country seem to be overused in the shifter genre. Do I want an imaginary location? Urban or rural–or at least an urban place with a rural escape (think huge compound). Should it be in the United States?
Here are the spots I’ve considered. Weigh in, and let me know what you think!
1–British Columbia. (Open space, tricky terrain but too isolated?)
2-Alaska (Good weather complication potential, also tricky terrain and lots of space)
2–A National Park (interesting, but not sure how they’d stay hidden)
3–Montana/Wyoming/Big Sky (lots of open space, not too many people, but potentially overdone)
4-Southern California or South Florida (lots of rich people with big compounds but weather doesn’t seem amenable to shifters–no gator shifters here)
5-Appalachia or North Georgia mountains (has potential)
So…what do you think? It could be NYC or Chicago just as easily but the sheer number of people might be prohibitive…or maybe hiding in plain sight could be a challenge.