I had an interesting question recently. One of my author friends wanted to know if I had actually been to the places my characters go in Undiscovered. The answer was a resounding yes—with a disclaimer.
I’ve never been to the Daytona Police Department. In fact, I had to Google the location, because I’ve never even seen it—thus proving I am a law abiding citizen. I have, however, had occasion to call the Daytona Police. They were very prompt. (More about that later)
The condo I mention in Undiscoveredis based, in general layout, on a condo I worked for in New Smyrna. The layout is rather unusual. Each unit is two stories, narrow north to south, but deep east to west. This maximizes the waterfront. Pretty clever, I guess, but odd. I changed the location, moving it up to Daytona, and changed the name.
So, about the police department……
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