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Summer and the beach in my books

12/13/2012

Foot Print in the SandIt’s summer in Sydney. I love summer. I’m not really designed for summer what with the red hair and the pale skin and the freckles but I love it anyway.

I love the smell of the ocean, walking along the sand, the sound of waves crashing onto the shore. I love the sounds the birds and the insects make. The cicada song is like a lullaby to me.

What I realised is this love of warmer climates is reflected in both the novels I released this year. Allegra in Mr Right and Other Mongrels lives at Manly Beach and her life revolves around the beach quite a bit.

In Hearts Afire Cassie and Jack find themselves on a North Queensland tropical island also getting some sand between their toes.

There is something so freeing about sunshine and summer, I think it reveals a different side to people and certainly I think it does for the characters in both these books.

Here are some of my favourite beachy photos from this year on the blog…just to warm up those of you in cooler climes.

Sculpture by the Sea Manly
Manly Beach rock pools
Manly Beach

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Pamela Cook
12/13/2012 10:05:43 am

Thanks for sharing the beach pics Monique. Hopefully we’ll get a decent summer this year and be able to get out there and enjoy it!

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