April 18th

Ready to play?

Since everyone’s staying home, let’s pretend we’re off on an International trip.  My books are set in places I’ve visited, and I’m sharing some of my photos this month.

Identify the location of the picture below.  Remember to register your answer by clicking “Leave a comment” at the top of this page and then write your reply (I’ll approve comments at the end of each day and reveal the locale in the following blog). 

Correct answer receives a point.  If you’re not certain, go ahead and guess! I’ll be posting a different photo, along with a hint, every day this month.  Whoever has the most points on April 30th will receive a prize (you’re not winning the lotto, dear people, but I will mail you a small gift which will include a modest Amazon card).  In the event of a tie, a randomly generated number will decide the winner. So, be sure to check back here each day, & let’s see who can . . .

Name That Location:

Hint: Considered a mecca for all literature lovers, this is the birthplace and childhood home of the world’s best-known author.  The photo is of the rear of the house, and this author of plays and sonnets is believed to have been born here in 1564.  P.T. Barnum proposed to purchase the building and ship it to American after it fell into disrepair in the 1800s.  In response, a trust was formed, and with the help of Charles Dickens, the property was purchased and preserved.  When I visited over 20 years ago, crowds jammed the streets and businesses of the surrounding town, living up to its reputation as a mecca.  At that time, it seemed far more congested than London!  Can you name the author who lived here & the location?

A house with trees in the background

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~Yesterday’s location was Chateau Chambord in the Loire Valley of France. Catherine Conn, Sharon K. Connell, Lisa Maliga, & K. Nichols could name that location!~

A close up of a tree

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