Why Jasmine Lane?

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I was doing an author takeover this morning, and was asked the question, what is Jasmine Lane? I’m going to vary that question to the title of this blog.

Several years ago, when I decided I wanted to write a romance, I had a model in Debbie Macomber’s Blossom Street series, which revolves around a flower shop on Blossom Street.cropped-candycandkisses_200x3002.jpg

Okay, I love to cross stitch, so I would incorporate that into the story. And I had the model of a shop in Venice, Fla. that I could use fictionally. So there. All I needed now was a street.

So why Jasmine Lane?

I didn’t want the street to be in the main shopping district, and ideally, my idea was to set it in a residential setting that could be the springboard for other stories. Choosing the name was more difficult, and I finally settled on Jasmine because it sounded Florida, and a lane, to me, sounded residential.

So now you have the back story to the name of the series.

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