Is Tularosa a Real City?
Sort of. Tularosa is basically Santa Barbara, my hometown, but I wanted to change a few things so I went with a different name. "Tularosa" is actually the name of a light salmon color according to the Ace Hardware paint department:D
I've always wished I could visit the fictional worlds in books, actually see the places. That's the frustration of reading, isn't it? The magic is only in your mind. So...I can't show you digital photos of Aaron's Tularosa, but I can show you the real place that was my inspiration. Below are a few of the actual locations I pictured when I wrote Entanglement. How do they match up with what you pictured?
Arroyo Beach--or Hendry's beach--is where my friends and I used to hang out and throw frisbee our senior year.
I had the chance to see inside a few homes like these while interning with an architecture firm. The views are unreal.
I hope you enjoyed the tour! If you haven't yet read Entanglement, you can glimpse a few of these spots in the first three chapters:)
Thanks for reading!
Dan Rix, author of Entanglement