I spent a little time reading the author's website and blog, Clare O'Donohue: Author, and discovered some interesting things. First, and most importantly, she is a quilter. I think I could tell that by the way she describes the quilts. Secondly, Archer's Rest is based on a real town set between the Hudson River and a cemetary - Sleepy Hollow, New York. Above is the cemetary, and below is part of the town.
Another tell that the author is a quilter can be found on the bottom of page 25 of Lover's Knot.
"With every quilt you make you have a picture in your mind of what it should be," Bernie continued. "Then you start. You pick fabrics, you cut the fabrics, you sew the pieces together. All along there are compromises, mistakes, inspirations. When it works, then you are truly holding your dreams in your hands. When it doesn't . . ." She shrugged.This is very true for me. What about the rest of you?