Researching family was fun–and simply a matter of getting people together. So since my mom and her sisters love St. Simons Island, I rented a beach house for the week (the house in the photo), and invited my mom, my aunt Irene (in the photo), and my cousin Ginger. (And no, the “Ginger” in the book has nothing to do with my Cousin Ginger.)
We spent a few days trippin’ over the island and just curled up on the sofa, talking. It was fun, and by the time we got home, I had lots of material for the book.
PS–there’s a lovely front porch swing on this porch–in fact, this house served as the model for Grandma’s house as I was writing. It was perfect!
Tomorrow: the writing