Since tomorrow marks the one month countdown for me (yes, I countdown everything), I thought it would be fun to give you a little background information on What We Know Now and exactly how it came to be.
The biggest question I get – other than… wait, you wrote a book?? – is how did you come up with this story? This house is the best answer I can come up with.
If you’ve ever been to the beach in Frankfort, Michigan, you’ve seen this house. In fact, there are a whole row of houses that are just as striking, but there was something about this house that inspired me. Stopped me in my tracks, really. I’m standing on the sidewalk between the beach and iconic lighthouse and this amazing row of homes.
My first thought was how cool would it be to live in this home.
My second thought was this is where my next book takes place. It was that clear to me. I even mentioned it to my friend who was with me at the time.
From there, it was just a matter of finding characters fitting for a home like this, and then basically ruining their lives for a while.
When it came to the beach and the home, I tried to write the setting as close as possible from what I remembered. The rest of Frankfort in my book is completely made up, and I even found a way to work an ice rink into my little town.
I can’t imagine any city without an ice rink.
That’s it! When I look at this picture I’m immediately taken back to that moment and grateful I had enough sense in me to capture that moment and reminds me of this quote…
“Instructions for living a life.
Tell about it.”
― Mary Oliver
I hope you’re all reading something great this weekend!