I wouldn't shy away from it if I felt that I had a compelling story to tell in a location that really worked for me. . . Location is crucial to my books. I've been careful to go to places to make sure that I am going to feel that mystical or visceral connection that allows me to say yes, this is it, this is the place I'm going to write about.
At the time of the interview, George had just moved from Seattle to her dream home—a house on Whidbey Island. Sounds like she felt a "visceral connection" to her new home!
George fans: Will you read The Edge of Nowhere? The book will be published by Viking Children's, and currently there is no set pub date.