Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Jersey Native Jacqueline Seewald Writes Mystery Novels Set in Home State

My blog for New Jersey is posted at: http://annettesnyder.blogspot.com/
Annette covers each of fifty states with another author on a weekly basis. So you get writers' views of their home states. Since the books in my Kim Reynolds mystery series, like the current novel THE BAD WIFE, are set in NJ, as well as my co-authored stand alone mystery THE THIRD EYE: A PINE BARRENS MYSTERY, it seems only right that I've written a blog relative to NJ.

Some of what I have to say about my home state may surprise or even shock you, but I guarantee honesty--although I have consciously decided not to discuss our governor and the Bridgegate fiasco. I’ll leave that for the political analysts. But I promise not to bore you.
So come visit! I'll check in for comments and respond. I do love my state. I was born and raised in NJ and have lived here my entire life. I believe setting a series of novels in my home state has lent authenticity to my books. Setting is an important component in any novel.

Note: The photo you see was taken by my daughter-in-law, Anna, who has a love and talent for photography.  


  1. Thank you for the article Jacqueline. I also write about settings in my home state of Ohio. I feel that it also helps the readers to get to know the state, incase they want to vacation there. Good luck.

  2. Hi, JoAnne,

    Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I do think that using home state settings adds reality to fiction making it believable for readers.

  3. I left a comment on the 50 States blog (cool idea btw) but don't know if it "took." Enjoyed your post there and the pictures.

  4. Joan,

    Thanks for stopping by both blogs. Glad you enjoyed them!

  5. Trying to comment - second try. Good advice for any type of writing and I admire your productivity.