I was born in Chicago. Other than a three and half year college stint, I've never lived anywhere except in one of its suburbs.
But I'm a country gal at heart.
What can I say? Bull riders, boots and hats, pick up trucks, and John Deere tractors just do it for me. I don't have any desire to move to the country. I love my town and my house and my friends and my job. But I do tend to write stories with country or small town settings. And even if my hero doesn't wear a cowboy hat or boots, he at the very least drives a truck. It's one of the (many) perks of being a writer. I can experience things (and help others experience things) without actually living those things.
If I went back in time I'd definitely be a Southern Belle rather than a Northern Rose, and my hero would wear grey, not blue.
It's a fiddle, not a violin.
The next best thing to patriotic red, white, and blue is camouflage.
Unless it's got twang, I won't listen to it.
There's something sexy about a slowly drawled, "Yes, ma'am."
A man's butt looks best in Wranglers.
And yes, my hubby definitely has some Redneck tendencies.
How about you? Do you gravitate toward a particular style in your writing? Or in real life?
Until next time,
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