South London? Blimey Sue, that’s a bit boring, isn’t it? Where are the rolling hills, the crashing waves, the bleakness of the mountains. Instead you’ve got this, the M25, the London orbital motorway.
Quite often it looks like this…
Why do I write about this area? Because it’s my home and has been all my life. I was born in south-east London and now I live in south-west London. I write about the area because I’m comfortable here. I am surburban woman, who loves visiting the seaside and the country, but retreats to her south London home as soon as she can. I sigh in relief as I reach my junction of the M25.
My first story set in the UK was Mr Plum, based around the coffee shop on platform 4 of my local station. The wonderful staff saved my life with their coffee on many occasion as I staggered into university. Mr Plum is my commuter romance.
Hairy Harry’s world spans where I grew up to where I live now.
The Sky is Dead is based around my hometown and the surrounding area. I imagined Danny’s path through the parks and roads, where he had his first drink, where he lived, and where Harry took him home.
I don’t live in an area of dramatic scenery but I do have the advantage of a brilliant road network, easy access to London by train and two airports close by. Essential when my siblings live all over the country.
I also have one of these….
Sue Brown is owned by her dog and two children. When she isn’t following their orders, she can be found plotting at her laptop. In fact she hides so she can plot, and has become expert at ignoring the orders.
Sue discovered M/M erotica at the time she woke up to find two men kissing on her favorite television series. The series was boring; the kissing was not. She may be late to the party, but she’s made up for it since, writing fan fiction until she was brave enough to venture out into the world of original fiction.
Sue can be found at her website, http://www.suebrownstories.com/; her blog, http://suebrownsstories.blogspot.co.uk/; Twitter, https://twitter.com/suebrownstories; and her Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/suebrownstories.
(Photos taken from everywhere – not specific to my area)