I’ve been asked many times where I get ideas for my stories. Most of my books take place in New Mexico or the surrounding area, because not only is that where I’m from, the history and culture is fascinating!
Last weekend we took a trip to Mesa Verde, Colorado to hike through the National Park and visit the cliff dwellings there. Such an awesome place! I thought I’d share some photos with all of you and let you see some of the amazing things the Southwest has to offer.
DelSheree Gladden was one of those shy, quiet kids who spent more time reading than talking. Literally. She didn't speak a single word for the first three months of preschool. Her fascination with reading led to many hours spent in the library and bookstores, and eventually to writing. She wrote her first novel when she was sixteen years old, but spent ten years rewriting it before having it published.
Native to New Mexico, DelSheree and her family spent several years in Colorado for college and work before moving back home to be near family. When not writing novels, you can find DelSheree reading, painting, sewing, and working with other authors.
DelSheree has several bestselling young adult series and has hit the USA Today Bestseller list twice as part of box sets. DelSheree also has contemporary romance, cozy mystery, and paranormal new adult series. Her writing is as varied as her reading interests.
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It would be difficult to pick a favorite place in the American Southwest, but Mesa Verde would be high up on my list. On my last trip through the area I discovered many places that were new to me (Canyon de Chelly, Hubbell Trading Post, Wupatki, etc).
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Canyon De Chelly is really neat! It’s been quite a while since I’ve been there, but we want to take our kiddos soon. So many cool places to see around here 🙂