My book series--Broken Angel, Broken Promise, and Broken Dreams-- take place in Scotland because I was researching my genealogy. After being raised to believe my father's family was Irish, I found documentation proving we are actually Scottish and Danish. Yes, I know there is only the Irish Sea separating Ireland and Scotland, and that long ago when someone had caused a little too much trouble in one country, they would just slip over to the other (I'm sure my family made this trek many times). Anyway, the family stories prior to my paternal grandfather are nonexistent. The only way I know anything about my great-grandparents or their parents is through documentation online. It is sad that so much history was lost because, as I believe, of a family feud.
Which brings me to my next project: encouraging people to write their memoirs. Stay tuned...more to come :)
Life is good!!