This is Merrillee, and I'm wondering what you like to do for fun when the weather is cold. I live in Florida, so cold to me is anything below fifty-five degrees. Here is what my winter looks like. We have sand dunes instead of snowdrifts.
But I wasn't always a weather wimp. I lived in Montana and South Dakota when I was younger, so I know what cold is. I spent a few hours in Fargo, ND, one winter when it was fifty below zero without any wind chill. Now that is cold. I don't think there is anything fun about that kind of cold.
The setting for my latest book is Montana because I intend to write at least one book set in every state where I have lived. I remember Montana winters with lots and lots of snow. I walked to school dressed in so many clothes that I probably looked like the Michelin Man.
I made angels in the snow.
I built snowmen and ice skated until my feet felt like bricks.
I used these and other memories to depict winter fun for my hero's twin daughters.
My hero and heroine go snow skiing--something I never did until I was much older and not living in Montana.
Of course, Montana has some beautiful scenery, which is depicted well on the cover of my book, Montana Match, which is out this month.
So what do you like to do when the weather is cold, or do you prefer your weather warm?