Have you read “On a Hot August Afternoon” yet? The above is a picture I snapped when researching the book. I was in Northern California, where not only did I grow up, but so did my characters. I hadn’t been to this particular area for years and although some of the surrounding homes had been modified, not to mention multiplied, it still had that same feel of being in the country as well as a suburban neighborhood.
This next picture is of the kind of house Stacey, Stephanie and Susanna all grew up in, followed by the neighborhood where Pete grew up. Neither of these houses are exactly right, and yet they provided the feel of what I was going for.
Lastly, this is a picture of Bo’s Barbeque, where Stacey held Stephanie’s bridal shower and where she and her sisters often ate when growing up. So, now that you have some of the behind the scenes information, go read this book! I promise you will enjoy it. You can purchase it through this link! http://www.amazon.com/Hot-August-Afternoon-Bridget-Straub/dp/0985438401/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1341589512&sr=1-1&keywords=on+a+hot+august+afternoon