August 24, 2017 • Los Angeles
The protagonist of the Mason Braithwaite series is an Angeleno, but I’ve sent him out of town a couple of times—usually not much farther than the Mojave Desert, but to Vermont in the most recent book, The Invisible Arrow, and to Nevada in an upcoming story.
Travel is incredibly valuable in so many ways, for me especially in changing my perspective. Writing is inherently a solitary and introspective pursuit, so going somewhere new is a way to get recharged. I never leave a place without getting some inspiration.
In the next Mason joint, he doesn’t really leave town, although he does stumble into a parallel version of Los Angeles. But after that, watch for Mason getting out of town more often.