I traveled to Portland, Maine last spring to research and get the feel of my next novel, “Leaving Lenox.” I took in the smells, accents, surroundings, etc. I dined at the restaurants and I talked with the people. And I went to the lighthouse at Cape Elizabeth because it was a major symbol in the novel. Lighthouses symbolizes guiding and protecting. You’ll have to read the novel to see how it all unfolds.