These won’t come as a shock to anyone whose read more than a few of my books J I do like writing diverse settings from time to time – an entire book set in London was a fun challenge – but I definitely have my favorite settings to write. One of them is an area I haven’t even been to yet!
Washington – Writing about Washington (Seattle, Futuristic dystopian Seattle,Tacoma, and the fictional Rock Bay) is a no-brainer for me. I’ve lived here all my life, I love it, I’m familiar with it, and I’m sure I’ll be writing more books that take place here…even my newest book does!
New York City – New York is easy to fall in love with. It has a huge literary history and there are so many great neighborhoods to set stories in. I’ve set six books there so far (I think haha) and I’m sure I’ll be going back for more.
Small Town New England – This is a newer one for me. It started with my wolf shifters in Loveblood who lived outside of Portland, Maine. I’m now setting two more books in small fictional New England towns. I’ve never been anywhere In New England yet. It’s on my shortlist for sure!
New Orleans – LOVE. It might be my favorite place in America. I have only set one book there (and was very very flattered at the response I got from some New Orleans natives) but I will definitely be going back for more.
I’ve had some other settings (California has gotten quite a lot of love from me as well) but those are my favorites <3 The next book I have slated will be another one set in London. I’m a little nervous about getting the London culture right, but I’m still excited!
Thanks for having me stop by <3 the info about my newest (Washington) book is below, along with all my social media links!
Pawsitively In Love
What Austin Lloyd lacks in academics, he makes up for in his love of the animals who frequent his pet salon. He’s not lucky in romance, though, and his family would like him to settle down with a good man. Austin—and his golden retriever, Maggie—couldn’t agree more.
Evan Partridge isn’t good at letting people in. His messy family life and the past that’s shaped him aren’t worth bringing up. But his pug, Dexter, sure likes the pet salon owner.
Austin and Evan get off to a rough start, but being friends soon turns into something more. Unfortunately, Evan’s secretive behavior nearly does the relationship in, and the budding love affair almost crashes and burns when Evan’s troubled sister shows up on his doorstep.
Not speaking to each other is killing them both, but Evan doesn’t know how to keep Austin and help his sister at the same time. He just knows he has to try. Winning back Austin’s trust back, however, is going to take a whole lot of work.
About MJ O’Shea
M.J. O’Shea has never met a music festival, paintbrush, or flower crown she can stay away from. She loves rainstorms and a perfect cup of tea, beach days, music, bright colors, and more than anything a cozy evening with a really great book.
She is from the Pacific Northwest. While she still lives there and loves it, M.j. has the heart of a wanderer. So she puts all her dreams of far off places and extraordinary people in her books.
Except for every once in a while when she does what all travelers have to do on occasion… come home.