I've always loved novels set in quirky, close-knit towns. And the inspiration for Poppy Creek was sparked by my own hometown and the surrounding area in Northern California. I think that's why so many readers have told me they want to move to Poppy Creek. It feels real because, in some ways, it is! I've stolen more inspiration from my life than just the setting. The coffee roasting process Frank Barrie invented was created by my father almost thirty years ago. And we still employ it to this day in our family-owned and operated coffee roasting company. However, before you try to guess who's who... the characters are completely fictional. ;)
It's my hope that you fall in love with Poppy Creek as much as I have. Here's what some readers have to say about it:
"The town of Poppy Creek is sweet and endearing and the writing makes you feel like it’s either a place you’ve already been or somewhere you need to go!"
"I want to find Poppy Creek, rent a cottage, and spend the Christmas holidays there!"
"Wow, can I get to Poppy Creek? After I read this book, I wanted to move there!"
"Can I please go live in Poppy Creek? This author did such a wonderful job at building this fictional town, I felt I was really there."
"I adore the writing, the characters, the imagery, all of it! And I really want to move to Poppy Creek."