About Kari LeeTownsend...National Bestselling Author, RT Reader’s Choice Award & Agatha Nominee Kari Lee Townsend lives in Central New York with her very understanding husband, her three busy boys, and her oh-so-dramatic daughter, who keep her grounded and make everything she does worthwhile…not to mention provide her with loads of material for her books. Kari is a longtime lover of reading and writing, with a masters in English education, who spends her days trying to figure out whodunit. Funny how no one at home will confess any more than the characters in her mysteries!
Kari writes fun and exciting stories for any age, set in small towns, with mystical elements and quirky characters as Kari Lee Townsend. Kari also writes romantic comedies and women’s fiction with the same sense of humor and quirky characters as Kari Lee Harmon.
The Inspiration Behind the Town of Divinity
The setting of a book can really add a lot of rich detail. From the type of plants and animals that live there, as well as the weather typical for a certain area. In the case of Divinity, I wanted that quaint picturesque type of feel. An old-fashioned town with old-fashioned street lamps and ancient Victorian buildings. Street benches and even a swan pond in a small park as a focal point in the center of town.
Going a a step further, I gave each of the main places in Divinity a theme. I find interior design fascinating, and how these characters choose to decorate their establishments tells the reader a lot about their personalities. Not to mention the reader gets to learn a little something about different periods in history and how the people decorated back then.
I love that upstate New York has the four seasons. I think it paints a different picture when the stories take place in different seasons. It’s like seeing the town in a whole new light. I just love revisiting people and places I’ve come to know and love when I read a book. I can only hope I’ve done the same with my series. I want people to actually wish they could visit Divinity. That would be the biggest compliment of all.
So tell me, what do you look for in a town? What kinds of settings do you like best?
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