Destiny Vacations – J.J. Blake’s Denver Colorado
There are moments when a story comes together and my recent trip to Denver, Colorado was a cosmic wink of sorts to J.J. and Sam’s upcoming story, The Perfect Storm. When I started J.J.’s backstory months ago, Colorado popped into my head and I knew John Jacob Blake Jr., ex-quarterback for the fictional Denver Colts had found a periodic home away from the Twelve Horseshoes Ranch.
1 – The barista that took my order at a Denver Starbucks was named Sam!
2 – I was channel hopping in the hotel room and turned to the movie…The Perfect Storm.
3 – On the Denver City tour, the driver turned down Blake Street!
4 – Visited the Red Rocks Amphitheater and the headliner performing that night was Chris Young, my fictional Tate!
5 – The tour stopped the Molly Brown House Museum and the driver told the history of “Unsinkable” Molly Brown and her husband J.J. (James Joseph Brown)
The last time I had such a connection was when I took a trip to Philadelphia and was doing final edits on the book that started it all, For the Love of the Game. I was out taking photos of the city when my fictional vision of Seth jogged right past me!
Some people may call it all a coincidence but this series of wacky events has assured me that J.J. and Sam were meant to spend some time in Denver in the book. This week has been a fantastic adventure and J.J. may just be the hottest Blake yet. Because some things, as I discovered this week, are meant to be.
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Posted on July 25, 2014, in The Blake Boys Series, The Perfect Storm and tagged Colorado, Denver, J.J. Blake, J.J.'s Story, Sam Carson, The Blake Boys Series, The Perfect Storm. Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.