Vermont is a wonderful place from which to write. Being snowbound is the perfect inspiration for spending lots of time in other worlds of my own invention. And as a lover of history, I find you can't beat small New England towns, their old buildings, and their feisty old-timers with stories to tell. Our five acres are home to a dozen chickens, two dogs, and two cats as well as ourselves. Proximity to the Green Mountains, Boston, and the rocky coast of Maine rounds out a perfect place to live and work.
Time-travel has interested me ever since I read The Time Machine by H.G. Wells as a teenager. While I'm not in any hurry to try it myself, the opportunity to send a character on an adventure in another time or place is one that offers all kinds of possibilities. I find writing itself to be a form of time-travel, for the process completely transports me to the time and place I'm writing about, whether it's real or fictional, For now, that's enough.