May 1, 2014

The setting for Xmas Carol will soon be my home

I put this post up on my Xmas Carol blog the other day. Just realized I should have posted it here, too. So here you go. -- Keith O'Connor

When I wrote Xmas Carol, I used a local NY horse farm as the setting for the story. It's an actual, real-life farm owned by a friend of mine, so I was familiar with the place. It's gorgeous there, which made it the perfect setting for a sprightly tale of horror. That's a photo of the entrance to the farm. Inviting, isn't it?

Well, it now seems that I'm moving to the farm. I didn't see that coming. In a sense, I feel like I'm moving into Xmas Carol. I can't wait for snow to fall during the first Xmas I spend there. It will be very odd and I'm sure there will be a bit of magic to it -- as if I might bump into one of the book's characters as I walk the farm's roads. So far, it looks like the move will take place in late summer or early fall.

I guess this a case of life moving into art. Pick up a copy of the book and you, too, can see the world of Xmas Carol.

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