Today I’m thrilled to welcome author Margarita Morris to my blog. As writers, we often choose to set our stories in real-life locales we know well, our experience and knowledge of the locale helping us to add extra layers of detail to the story. In this post, Margarita discusses her connection to the northern coastal town of Scarborough, the setting of her YA novels, Scarborough Fair and the very-soon-to-be-released Scarborough Ball. She also shares some rather lovely photographs. Take it away, Margarita!
My young-adult thrillers Scarborough Fair and Scarborough Ball are both set in the real-life seaside town of Scarborough on the North Yorkshire coast in England. I love stories with a strong sense of place, and Scarborough, with its layers of history, was the perfect setting for a split-time novel.
Scarborough has a long and colourful history dating back to the Stone Age and Roman times…
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