It’s all about the classics…
When I decided Keira’s livelihood would come from owning a classic car shop, it was, in a sense, a way for me to live vicariously through her. I love classic cars. The way they looked, the simplicity of their designs before everything became electronic based. Functionality and beauty combined to work harmoniously in a package that was created to be a work horse, and last its owners years, even generations before having to be replaced. Classic car and truck builders were artists and craftsmen whose reputations were on the line. In today’s throw it away every few years mentality, that’s just not so.
KNB Classics, Keira’s shop for those who don’t know, is my virtual playground since I can’t afford to own a bunch of old cars and trucks. I get to find old gems online through research, sometimes through my husband, and post what car or truck Keira has in the shop during different parts of the different books of the series. Some of that research involves finding and downloading pictures so I can see and almost feel the curves and soul of the car or truck I’m having Keira work on at that time. It’s made my love of the old beauties even stronger than it already was.
And I’ve found, it isn’t just old cars. One of the things I love about Leo is that he has the refined tastes and money to own some very rare and exotic cars himself. In my current book I’m writing, he drives a Morgan Aero 8 roadster, which I had never heard of until I told my car guru husband I needed a cool car for Leo, and boy does it deliver. If you don’t know what one looks like, here’s a sneak peak. What a gorgeous car, and one I can definitely see Leo driving.
Well that’s all for now, I better get back to writing.