My Bucket List of Novel Settings

I’m a bit lusty in the travel department lately, not really able to get my mind off of the frolicking in France I’ll be doing this September. However, my family will report that wanderlust and I have been BFFing hard since I got my first National Geographic in the mail at age six.

Novel writing provides the perfect excuse for exotic explorations. Geist is set in a Prunières, France, deep in the Cévennes Mountains. However, it also explores the ancient magic of Moldavia. I loved weaving the two and building on the myth of each place.

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Outside Prunières, France on the Margeride

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Outside Iaši, Romania (formerly Moldavia)

I’ve got a crazy pile of novel concepts floating around and so many fictional landscapes to explore.

Here is my Top 10 Bucket List of settings I want to use in novels:

  1. Kiev, Ukraine.

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2. El Jem, Tunisia

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El Jem is home to the second largest colosseum ever built by the Roman Empire

3. Ephesus, Turkey

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The Library of Celsus was destroyed by an alleged earthquake in 262 A.D. However, the contents of the library vanished. 

4. Wroclaw, Poland

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One of the most haunted cities in Poland, Wroclaw is steeped in legends including that of a demonic dwarf.

5. Xiaohe (Little River) Cemetery, China 小河墓地

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Before the desert, this incredible place was the site of an enormous lake and the kingdom of Shan Shan.

6. The ancient city of Merv near Mary, Turkmenistan

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Thought to be an ancient Scythian fortress, Merv is one of the most ancient sites on Earth

7. Gobekli Tepe, Turkey

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Gobekli Tepe, Turkey is considered one of the most ancient temples in the world. Remnants of 

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