Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Today I have Susane Colasanti, author of the recently released book So Much Closer, here on the blog today! You can click here to read my review.
Greetings, friendly neighbors! I’m stoked to share some of the inspiration for my fifth book, So Much Closer.
Realistic fiction is my thing. I like incorporating details inspired by my own experiences to make my books feel as realistic as possible. So Much Closer takes place in my neighborhood, the West Village. I had lots of fun including my fave New York City places and things in this book. For my blog tour, we thought it would be fun to share some of them with you. So here we go!
8. Charles Street
When I was 15 or 16, we were driving through the West Village. I didn't get to visit New York that often. But whenever I did, the amazing energy of this place would make me feel alive for days. I began to realize that New York was my true home. And when we drove past Charles Street, I took one look down it as we went by and thought, That’s my street.
The Village is known for its quaint cobblestone walkways and zigzaggy streets. Tourists come to absorb the charm. There are so many gorgeous streets here. But a few of them really stand out. Charles Street is one of them. Perry Street is another – that’s where Carrie Bradshaw’s building is in real life, one block over from Charles. In So Much Closer, Sadie goes out of her way not only to walk down Charles Street, but to walk down the prettiest side of it. I completely understand. There are certain streets I won’t walk down because they are not pretty enough. I will go out of my way to cross over to 5th Avenue instead of walking up 6th. It’s an energy thing.
Thanks so much, Susane!
Also, be sure to check out the trailer for So Much Closer, with some neat footage of the city!
Also, be sure to take a look at this awesome e-sample of all of Susane's books!
Susane Colasanti Sampler