Photos that inspired I'M WITH ANXIOUS

As I was writing about Lottie's time in Morocco and then later in Kabul, I often thought of these lush, fragrant spices. Yellow cumin, green cardamom, brown coriander, and red cloves. Mmmm. I can  smell them now. Can you?

 © Suzanne Brown

© Suzanne Brown

excerpt from I'M WITH ANXIOUS by Suzanne Brown

The souk is noisy and colorful and jam-packed. Every stall along the cobblestone street is stuffed with people and stalls selling everything imaginable. Black, plastic barrels overflow with herbs and spices. Raw chicken parts line glass cases. Silk jilbabs in happy colors like peach, cream, teal, amber, and coral shimmer in the sun. Pointy-toed shoes like Mum’s are stacked in blocks of gold, red, purple, and pink, all nestled on top of one another so snugly that there must be thousands of shoes in one little stall.

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Photos that inspired I'M WITH ANXIOUS

Iceland is a magical country full of so many natural wonders that it's hard to pick a favorite. But I fell in love with the Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon. We visited in the winter when the lagoon was overflowing with massive chunks of iridescent ice and eerily devoid of people. And, yes, the colors in the ice really are this vibrant! 

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© Suzanne Brown

excerpt from I'M WITH ANXIOUS by Suzanne Brown

He pulls into another dirt lot, and the headlights illuminate the surreal landscape in front of us. This Gunna body knows that the lagoon is usually sapphire blue in the daylight and spotted with chunks of light blue ice. But at night, the water is inky black and the ghostly chunks of ice almost glow. Some chunks are as tall as two-story buildings, but they all eventually melt smaller and smaller until they finally turn into water in the lagoon. It’s basically an ever-changing pot of glacial soup.

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