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Debby Grahl | Location, Location, Location
Author Guest / January 20, 2015

Location is an extremely important part of writing a successful story. For me, if a book takes place in a state, city, or part of the world I’m interested in, I’m more likely to buy the book. New Orleans happens to be one of those cities I not only love to visit—I love to write about it, as well. It’s also one of those cities that, if you do decide to use it as the backdrop for your story, you’d better do your research and get it right. If you make a mistake and put a famous hotel or restaurant on the wrong street or a musician’s name wrong, or a historical event or figure in the wrong time, your readers will let you know about it. In RUE TOULOUSE, I placed Ma Cherie on Royal because there are other similar establishments located on that street. Remi and Caterine eat at The Chartres House, which is a favorite of my husband and me. In fact, I had my characters order what David and I usually have ourselves.  I knew they’d like it! Caterine meets her grandmother at Brennan’s for brunch. Again, this is one of our favorite places to eat….