How has moving from the US to England affected your writing?

(Question from Samantha on Facebook…go ahead, you can ask me anything)

That’s a good question. In some ways, not at all. I wrote ASK ME while living here and that book is set in Florida, where I (mostly) grew up. It was a bit odd to be writing about the oppressive muggy heat of Florida while shivering in a pub in London, but I managed. On the other hand, I’m hoping to launch my next book (a middle grade fantasy) here in the UK and am consequently attempting to use more British-style spellings and phrases. It’s been interesting and a bit of a challenge (all the extra u’s!), especially since I can’t for the life of me make Microsoft Word stick to the English UK dictionary! But, in a general sense, traveling and living new places provides you with the opportunity to broaden your horizons, so it is always a good thing.

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