You all liked my casting post so much that I thought I’d do another “book extra.” This one is on the setting for Home of the Dead, which is a combination of places that I’ve been. Mostly my home town + Woodstock, New York + My Imagination = Hemlock Hollow. Let Hemlock Hollow come alive!

Dive Bar — New York, New York

This one isn’t exactly in Hemlock Hollow, but I thought I should include it. This is pretty much exactly how I picture the dive bar at the beginning of Book 1. Dark, a bit seedy, a bit crumbly.

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Downtown Hemlock Hollow

Combine these two photos and you’ve got a good approximation of Hemlock Hollow.

Hemlock Hollow is all kinds of brick, pretty well-kept and wealthy.

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Bu, like this picture, it sits at the bottom of the mountain. Use your imagination a bit in this photo: picture the road cutting straight up the mountain. That’s Hill Street.

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Deacon Funeral Home

This is a picture I took in my hometown. Such a gorgeous house and a gorgeous day. The Deacon Funeral Home is based off the outside of this one.

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Frantiques

My beloved Frantiques! My grandmother had an antique store that she ran out of her garage named Frantiques — that’s where I got the name. I never saw it, so I don’t know what it looked like on the inside, but this is how I imagine Shawna’s store:

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Cluttered — but interesting!

Hemlock Mountain

Looks like a mountain in the northeast. And that’s my wonderful hubby on a hike with me.

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Hemlock Hollow Library

Ready to salivate, book lovers?

The room where Grace camped out in the Hemlock Hollow library, looked like this:

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Pic source.

And it’s actually an office in someone’s house. I’m so jealous!

Hope you enjoyed this little behind-the-scenes post. Til next time. 😉

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