A couple months back, I told you about my passion for travel, and the ways in which setting becomes a character within the arc of my stories.
Well, I’m blessed to say my husband and I finally pulled the trigger on the trip of a lifetime. We’re headed to Italy next month…for real, and not just in my heart! To prepare, and since I’ve been warned by my well-traveled daughter that the terrain in Bella Italia is quite hilly, I've taken on a fitness quest I jokingly refer to as ‘The Italy Endurance Challenge.’
I've enjoyed losing myself in moments of beauty; I absorb the world around me with a fresh and enlivened perspective. If I engage in a setting, live it and breathe it, maybe I can convey that to my readers as well. I’ve hiked gorgeous north-Michigan roads, pedaled along neighborhood streets bursting with summertime color and the spicy aroma of flowers and fresh-cut grass, and I definitely feel stronger.
So, let me tell you—those 463 steps to the top of the Duomo in Florence are not going to stand in the way of me savoring a view like this…
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What challenge are you looking to conquer?
Take on the Italy Endurance challenge!
Marianne’s new series, Sisters in Spirit, releases in September from Pelican Book Group and is the prelude to Pure Amore – a line of Christian New Adult romances coming in October. Marianne is honored to be one of the six launch authors for this new and exciting venture.
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