Of course, I wanted to place my own characters there and come up with a story both modern-day and with a whiff of all that delightful haunted stuff. To taste the Cornish pasties and browse the shops (I love buying clothes that I would never find at home!), drink tea as only the English make it and walk the same streets Dickens walked … all of it added richness to my imagination and helped me put Charlie Parker into a new setting far from her native New Mexico.
Where do writers get their ideas? Wherever we happen to be!