The natural world has been a source of inspiration whether I’m writing for adults, teens or children. Although I did spend some years in the Cincinnati/Northern KY area and have been fortunate to travel to other countries and landscapes including Bali, India and Pakistan, I have lived much of my life in the Chihuahua Desert of the SW. I love the lizards!
Not all readers or audiences understand how I can find the desert beautiful, but I certainly do. Enjoy the landscape where you are, and other landscapes you may see this summer. Spending time in nature including a walk in the park can remind us that we are creatures on a beautiful planet that needs our protection.