New Home Inspires Setting For Thriller Novel
Moving to Spain fulfilled my lifelong dream to write full time. After undertaking a painstaking few months to find our new home in rural Andalucia, we finally walked into an overgrown, yet visibly beautiful and natural garden with stunning views down the Valle del Guadalhorce to Malaga.
Apart from a white-washed village in the far distance, the valley is lush with green wheat fields and rolling hills ... shadowed by layer after layer of rocky mountains to the west.
Behind the Casa (house), the impressive and magnificent Sierra del Torcal is a jagged, steep chunk of rock.
My first sight of the Guadalhorce Valley took my breath away and gave birth to the fictional location of The Grotto's Secret. The view bubbled up images of fictional characters hiding in the hills and my mind started creating my own secret world.
A different story is already brewing in my mind about what happens on Sierra del Torcal mountain range ...