Day: 05/04/2020

A Journey of Discovery–Noel, Alabama

This is a reblog with a few revisions from Tote Bags ‘n Blogs, May 2, 2020  https://authorsoundrelations.blogspot.com/2020/05/writing-what-you-dont-know-by-susan.html? I turned in my new Christmas book yesterday, due out October 19th. The title is NOEL, ALABAMA:   An Alabama Christmas Story. Titles are tricky, and so are covers. This title started differently, but has ended up bearing my maiden name of Noel. I’m not sure if anyone at my publisher knows this factoid, but I’m thrilled with it. I’m looking forward to getting a first look at the cover for this book. It was a journey in discovery in lots of ways. My heroine is a location manager for a film studio. Did you know they are called location managers with no s? I didn’t. The job is to scout locations for filming projects. The location manager or location assistant heads to the place ahead of everyone else and secures lodging for the cast and crew, gets permits from the city for blocking off streets in neighborhoods, works to make sure there’s a place to park all the …