Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Research - Location: Sedona

Several years ago, I visited a friend in Sedona with the intent of incorporating their famous "vortexes" into a story. At that time, I didn't have any clear ideas in mind, and I ended up writing a {ahem} piece of crap story (they can't all be winners) that will never see the light of day, and which did NOT incorporate said vortexes. Instead, I used the Hoodoos in Bryce Canyon, but again, the story failed miserably.

Lo and behold, I've found a use for those vortexes! They will be making an appearance in Kundigerin 3, Rising Mist. Going back over my photos, I thought I'd share some with you.

Bell Rock

Twisted juniper trees are said to mark the vortex

Me and the Big Guy overlooking Sedona from Airport Mesa


  1. Funny you should mention this. I have a scene in Peril by Ponytail that takes place in Sedona. My hairdresser sleuth consults a psychic about the vortexes and some orbs she's photographed. The scenery is so breathtaking there that anybody would feel a connection to nature and a higher power.

    1. I agree that there is something unearthly about Sedona's beauty. It attracts all sorts, but it's easy to understand why.