As I near the finish line of writing my trilogy, “The Gypsy Moth Chronicles”, my thoughts have turned toward my next project. It’s tentatively titled “The Lemon Tree” in honor of an actual tree which sits in front of an apartment building in the historic district of Tel Aviv. There are a number of beautiful older architectural jewels in the Bauhaus district there, often referred to as the “White City”. These buildings, constructed between the 1930’s through the 1950’s, bear the influence of the German immigrants who flooded Israel during and after WWII. Seeing those structures, walking those streets made me stop and think about the people who may have lived there. And within those thoughts, the seeds of a novel began to form. Travel is wonderful for a variety of reasons, but for me, it often sparks my creativity!