The Peach KeeperInteresting Tidbits
My original title for The Peach Keeper was God Eats Peaches.
The town of Walls of Water is based on the many small towns of Transylvania County in Western North Carolina. This county has more waterfalls than any other place in the state and is known as The Land of Waterfalls. Incidentally, Western North Carolina is home to over a thousand waterfalls.
Despite the many coffee references in The Peach Keeper, I don't really like the taste of coffee -- although I do think it has the most amazing scent.
When I was writing The Peach Keeper, I knew the name Paxton Osgood sounded familiar. I Googled it and realized it's a name from the sit-comThe Golden Girls (Season 1, Episode 16 "The Truth Will Out"). I decided to keep the name as an homage to all those late nights writing with the TV on in the background.
The mysterious birds mentioned in The Peach Keeper are goldfinches, and I chose them based on this: "The American Goldfinch has a song that often repeats and sounds like 'Potato chip! Potato chip!'" I knew that this was my kind of bird.