It’s the middle of winter, how about a trip to Cuba? Dianne Harman proposes to take us there with her book, Murder in Cuba. Two new pins to the map!

dianneharmanHow did the setting of your story impact your writing?

Murder in Cuba came about as a result of a fly fishing trip my husband and I took with a guide. He was asked by one of the fishing companies who operate there to visit in anticipation of the Americans being allowed to travel freely in Cuba. The island setting was seminal to the fishing, the murder, and yes, there really was a cat there!

 

Which part of the French archetype did you discover to be wrong?

As for France, I was in Provence and I loved it, very near to Marseille. While sometimes one hears that the French people don’t like Americans, that was not my experience at all. I had wonderful conversations and times with the local people and eagerly look to return.

 

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