Friday, March 27, 2009

Book Giveaway

OCEAN WAVES has hit the open marketplace. What fun. The third in the quilting mystery series is set in Asilomar, one of my favorite places. The hundred acres of beach and forest, dotted with Julia Morgan Arts and Craft style buildings, is located just north of Pebble Beach and south of the Monterey Peninsula, along the Pacific. Luckily, the state has been able to keep the accommodations reasonably priced. The buildings which started out housing YWCA women now house fictional quilters on retreat.

I thought you might like to see some of my research.

Merrill Hall, the site of late night meetings

Cold, treacherous waters


The path to the beach

Trees sculpted by the wind

Great architecture

Mercedes' headquarters

a lonely hiding place

Comment on how you think these places fit into the plot of OCEAN WAVES. Some lucky person will win a free copy!


Terri Thayer said...

Please no spoilers. Answer carefully if you've read the book so you don't give anything away. Thanks!

Betty Hechtman said...

The manuscript I just turned in takes place at Asilomar as well. I guess it's a popular place for murder. It's fun seeing the photos since I've been there in my head until last Monday.

Congratulations on the release of your book which I believe coincides with my birthday.

Anonymous said...

No spoilers, just THIS IS SO COOL. I haven't been to Asilomar (I know, shame, shame!), but this is just how I pictured these places when I read your book. What a wonderful job you did of evoking these images!

MJ said...

Just the pictures make me want to read the book. I'd love to see how thaey all fit!

sndy1 said...

Can't wait to read your latest book and it will be fun reading a book that takes place in familiar surroundings. I grew up in the Monterey area and now live in San Jose. Congrats!

mayfieldmat said...

I don't really try to figure out the mystery as I'm reading it, I like to just enjoy the ride. I loved the first two books about Dewey. I can't wait to read this new one, and many, many more, I hope! Pat

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Terri, I love the windswept trees. I find it fascinating how the sea shapes everything it touches--and somethings it doesn't touch.