Two years ago today my book, Homecoming was released. This was my first small town romance. The inspiration was the cleaning out of my parents’ home after their deaths. That, in reality, was a three year process and fortunately I wasn’t alone to do it. Sis and Spouses hauled a lot of stuff out as well but there are a lot of flashes of me in the story.
I didn’t expect to like writing small town romance, having fled my own small town a long time ago. That said, it never goes away. Small town jumps out at you when you least expect it. Former teachers and school mates, church ladies, the bench gang (retired men outside the hardware store) all linger in the memory for good or ill. Sometimes it’s fun to revisit, from a distance . . .
Sounds like you grew up in a pretty good place! I love this book, but then I’m a fan of small towns for sure.