Girls Write Out
Saturday, August 30, 2014
Colleen and I are both setting our next series in Maine (Our towns are just down the road apiece, in fact!) So we took a research trip together. Her good-natured husband Dave carted us all over coastal Maine.

Maine is gorgeous with thick evergreen forests, rocky coastlines, and calm harbors, dotted with lobster boats and colorful lobster buoys. Some of what we saw was expected and some was not! So here's my list of 10 random facts I learned this week:

1. Lobstering is alive and well
2. There are almost 3,000 islands off Maine's coast.
3. Blueberry barrens are often found alongside the road
4. Puffins inhabit some of Maine's islands
5. Maine's coast consists of many peninsulas with calm harbors. Crashing waves are a rare sight.
6. Only the older Mainers seem to have a Maine accent.
7. The muffled boing of a navigation buoy is my new favorite sound.
8. Weathered shaker shingle is the siding of choice.
9. Cranberry bogs are pollinated with honey bees.
10. Gifford's maple walnut ice cream is to die for.
Denise Hunter  
posted at 8:21 AM  
  Comments (10)
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At 8:24 AM, Blogger Southern-fried Fiction said...

Maine is the number one state I want to visit. Son-Chef went there on a motorcycle trip two years ago and still talks abotu it. Did you see any moose? He had great photographs. I'm looking forward to your books. :)

At 10:35 AM, Blogger Jackie Smith said...

I am so looking forward to your books!
Thanks for the facts about Maine....never been there. (a GA girl)
I just finished reading Seagrass Pier and just downloaded Dancing with Fireflies on my to read....especially books by you ladies (never missed reading a one)!! So keep up the great writing. Blessings~~~

At 4:48 AM, Blogger Cindy W. said...

I have always wanted to go to Bangor, Maine. My dad was in the Air Force and always told us if we weren't good they would ship us all off to Bangor, Maine where it is freezing cold. Guess we were too good as we never were sent there. Now I want to go. :)

I'm looking forward to both your's and Colleen's books.

Smiles & Blessings,
Cindy W.

At 11:18 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Looking forward to reading your books set in Maine. Have been there and find it peaceful and relaxing!

At 6:50 AM, Blogger jel said...

Hi girls, sounds like fun.
the ice sounds very good! :)

At 6:50 AM, Blogger jel said...

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At 9:41 AM, Blogger Lucy Reynolds said...

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At 8:44 PM, Blogger Mama K and her Biscuits said...

So excited that you got to go to Maine together. Can't wait to read more of your adventures! I've been trying to go to Maine for years, until then I will live my vacation through your stories! Thanks so much for sharing on your blogs and in your awesome books! I really appreciate your art!

At 10:12 AM, Blogger Marie Pinkham said...

Being a born and bred "Maineiac", I cant wait to read your books. It is indeed a beautiful place!


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Kristin Billerbeck
Kristin Billerbeck is a proud Californian, wife, mother of four, and connoisseur of the irrelevant. She writes Christian Chick Lit; where she finds need for most of the useless facts lulling about in her head.

Colleen Coble

Colleen Coble writes romantic suspense with a strong atmospheric element. A lovable animal of some kind--usually a dog--always populates her novels. She can be bribed with DeBrand mocha truffles.

Denise Hunter

Denise Hunter writes women's fiction and love stories with a strong emotional element. Her husband says he provides her with all her romantic material, but Denise insists a good imagination helps too.

Diann Hunt

Diann Hunt writes romantic comedy and humorous women's fiction. She has been happily married forever, loves her family, chocolate, her friends, chocolate, her dog, and well, chocolate.

Hannah Alexander

Cheryl Hodde writes romantic medical suspense under the pen name of Hannah Alexander, using all the input she can get from her husband, Mel, for the medical expertise. For fun she hikes and reads. Out of guilt, she rescues discarded cats. She and Mel are presently taking orders from four pampered strays.

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