There are times when I'm walking or driving down the street in Seaside that I expect to see Claire or her mom or Jim coming around the corner. My family and I have fun pointing out people around town that we are absolutely sure must be werewolves in their human form. It's amazing how many there are.
I have eerie days when Claire's life seems to overlap with mine. Many of the houses, stores and intersections in the series are real places. The Seaside High school is next to the estuary overlook.
One reader has gone so far as to drive around the area to find the buildings where Claire's adventures take place. She emailed me to find out where the cabin in the woods where Claire had her voodoo out-of-body experience is located. She couldn't find it. "Fiction," I told her. "I made that one up."
Every day my family and I talk to one another as if Claire is in the next room. We wonder what Claire would do or say about what's going on. We catch ourselves saying or doing "a Claire", behaving in her complicated, superficial yet deep, manner.
I hope you will enjoy letting Claire, her family and friends haunt your life, too.
All the best.