You might be wondering why I’ve chosen rural Nebraska just on the outskirts of Omaha as the setting for my story.
Well, apart from my obvious family connection to the area, it has a great bootlegging history, and that history is partially the cause for this WIP in the first place. Long before Rose or Harold insinuated their way into my brain, I was digging around on Omaha history webpages looking for information about one of Dear Husband’s relatives who lived there in the early 1900s. Instead I found a new crime boss in the real life Tom Dennison and his underworld denizens. More than just bootlegging, Dennison owned Omaha in the early 1900s, and nothing happened there without his say so.
What a perfect foil for a poor farmer, down on his luck, needing some quick cash.
Watch out, Harold!
2 thoughts on “Location, Location, Location”
Much like my Cherry Hill. Once I found myself drawn into the world of my main character, Laura Grace, I had to recognize the world she inhabited–my own. Not the SF I had tried to write–16 stories, all told–over the years. As I thought, the variety of my hometown, my husband’s, and the surrounding towns just stepped in to fill in the detail. Writing is such a voyage of discovery!
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I like it! But I’m worried… Reading this story is going to make me want to visit Nebraska. And there are already so many places to see on my travel wishlist! 🙂