Home from Salem

The house where Nathaniel Hawthorne was born

I’m home from a few days trip to Salem, Massachusetts. It was an interesting time, seeing the beautiful New England seaside scenery, walking through the witch trials museums and the House of the Seven Gables. I’ll have more to say about my time there in the next couple of days. For now, I’ll say that the strangest part was walking the roads and seeing the sights I’ve lived with in my mind for over two years. I am happy to report, however, that I got my descriptions of Salem pretty right on, which is a neat trick if you consider that I used Internet pictures, descriptions, maps, a few travel sites, and Google Earth to help me. Right now, I can also say with certainty that going to Salem was a good thing to spark inspiration as I continue writing the second part of the James and Sarah saga. More thoughts about Salem to come…

2 thoughts on “Home from Salem

  1. You’re very kind to say so. The Internet is a grand thing, I must say. Yes, I did use a lot of imagination (and a lot of pictures and maps!) to help. I tried to be as accurate as possible writing about Salem, Massachusetts from Las Vegas, Nevada!

  2. hi Meredith! you sure are amazing. the way you wrote Her Dear and Loving Husband showed a lot of research into the history of the witch trials and being familiar with the town of Salem itself. i never thought that you hadn’t been there yet until recently. hats off to your awesome imagination! c”,)

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