There are only a few places on earth that have stolen my heart from the minute I sucked their air into my lungs. Austin, Texas is at the top of that list.
Now, admittedly, this could also be in large part because when I arrived for the first time, my friend Karly was waiting for me in the airport with a chilled thermos full of vodka cocktail. However. The rest of the city made good. So creative, so colorful, so spirited--how could I not set my book there?