BOLO Books: Along with your incredible characters, you are able to make a setting come alive. Both novels include locations in Upstate New York as well as scenes in and around Canada. I know that you know these places intimately, but I wonder if you set the stories there because you knew the places so well or because that is where they had to be set. To the reader, it seems as though these stories could only happen there, but that is probably not true. How were you so able to link story and setting?
Sara J. Henry: I do think this is where this series had to be set. I envisioned the opening scene of the first novel while driving along Lake Champlain, and it seemed natural that Troy would live in a house in Lake Placid like mine, with roommates and a living situation much like I’d had. This area was where I started as a full-time writer, working at the local daily newspaper, and it is, as Publishers Weekly called it in a review, a “terribly beautiful place.” This area and these people in a way became a part of me, and this place always had to become a setting. - from an interview at Bolo Books