I’m self-conscious about this one because I pronounce it the way it looks, edin-BURG. We spent last winter in this city and loved it, so when the chance came to speak at a writing conference this summer we took it. We’ll probably stay a month and soak up the haggis and culture – plus I’ll be working on my second mermaid book, which I decided on our last visit that I’ll set here (the first is set in Ireland, but there’s some really cool mythology linking the two.

This summer we’ll probably also spend some time in Budapest, Prague and Lisbon – three of our favorite cities in Europe. And all that will be gearing up to our castle writing retreat in France at the end of August.