When I first started to think about what I wanted to write, Violet was the first piece of the story that came to me. I was able to build her life around her; friends, a house, a job but it took a little while to figure out where in the world she was.

After many hours with a yellow note pad, the idea of a small beach town came to me. Not only did it fit Violet, who she was, her everyday life, but I also loved little beach towns. 

Heading to google maps, I started to search along the west coast for a town that would be perfect. When I started searching through the images of Pismo, I didn't even have to try and imagine Violet in the setting because she was already there.