Red Adept has a really nice book review blog, and she recently asked a group of writers to talk about how they chose their settings. I wrote about the reasons I chose New Orleans and two nuclear waste sites for the settings of my new ebook Wounded Earth. I love visiting New Orleans, which is a no-brainer for choosing a book's setting. But, well...the Hanford Site and the Savannah River Site...you really have to be motivated to want to go there. But I did!
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