On Writing

The Real Locations from Breaking Clear

Hi All,

I’m back with my third installment of “The Real Locations of the Full Hearts Series” – Breaking Clear edition.

Today, we’re heading to beautiful, Boulder, Colorado, considered one of the healthiest places in the USA to live. Boulder has a terrific climate for outdoor enthusiasts, with rock climbing, hiking, and cycling being on the top of a lot of local’s to-do lists.

picture-1Remember super hot rock climber/home builder, Evan and his best friend’s little sister, Harper, who comes back to town to look after her father?

Here are all the real places that inspired my telling of their tale…

picture-2Downtown/Pearl Street Mall – Boulder has a quaint, lovely downtown area with an artsy vibe.

If you read the book, you’ll remember the Band on the Bricks Festival, where Harper ends up acting as a photographer for her best friend, Megan, who is down with a nasty stomach bug. That is a real festival held each year downtown, with the beer tents and concerts featured in the story.

picture-3The University of Colorado does in fact, have some beautiful spots for wedding photos (as seen when Harper does a shoot with an engaged couple on the steps of one of the older buildings).

picture-4Our last stop on the tour is the lovely Boulder Golf and Country Club, where Evan and Harper meet up at a wedding, after a long and angst-filled break-up. Remember how he declared his love for her under the stars? Happy sigh…

That’s it for now!

Be good! And if you can’t be good, have fun!

MJ

Coming soon—we’re off to Brazil to catch up with Trey and Alessandra from Breaking Hearts