It seems that I looked up one day and hay bales were no more...at least not around here. I remember almost all the high school boys being gone all summer as they made the rounds with hay bailers. They'd cut it, bail it, move it, stack it. They had a great summer job. And then I realized there was more and more hay just left in the fields. Huge taller than men rolls turning a pale brown.

This picture above was taken this spring in Ennis, Texas, the heart of bluebonnnet country. You can see the old building...there's another just to its right, an old haybarn rotting. Location is always important to my stories. I find that I get stuck during the writing process more if I haven't visited where I'm writing about.

Visiting gives me visuals that help my imagination, almost like a visualization board. Sometimes, like the hay, they make it into the story...and then sometimes they just make me smile.

On our picture excurtion to Aubrey, the home town of the Sloane brothers, Texas met his first horse.

You can catch more photographs that inspired scenes in Texas Family Reckoning (and all my books) on A Picture A Day.

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ANGI MORGAN writes “Intrigues where honor and danger collide with love.” She combines actual Texas settings with characters who are in realistic and dangerous situations. Angi's work has been a finalist in the Bookseller’s Best Award, Romantic Times Best First Series, Carolyn Readers Choice, Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence and the Daphne du Maurier.

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  1. This may sound a little strange but with my butt planted next to a body of water, creek, lake, pond,etc with a fishing pole in one hand and a good book in the other with a big cup of sweet tea beside me.

    1. It doesn't sound strange at all. My favorite place is on a beach.

  2. Study/tv/book = one room :) My room