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Sunday, November 16, 2008

On The Road Again

Yeah, I'm off to see the wizard. Another small town in the back of beyond. This time in Ioway. Looking forward to the Iowa way to treat you if they treat you which they may not do at all (gold star to whoever gets that...). I've been promised a corn harvest (weather permitting, of course) and a ride on a tractor, combine, or whatever random machine is close by. Let's hope I leave my inner klutz behind this time (see "Le Grand Entrance" post in September). Two wobbly ankles is enough to sacrifice for my art.

Yes, cats and kittens, as you can surmise, this is a research trip! Once again, your intrepid Noo Yawker is braving the wilds of rural America to see what small town living is like. My May book, One Deadly Sin, was inspired by an Iowa legend. My next book, tentatively titled (and if you've been keeping up with things you know that no title is safe until the damn thing shows up on the cover...) Two Lethal Lies, may be set in a small Iowa town. I'm still debating. Sin is set in Tennessee. It would be fun to move to another part of the country for Lies. And, lucky me, I have another tour guide to show me the way.

I remembered to bring my camera, so all I have to do is remember to take some pictures. I'm sure y'all will have fun seeing me posing as a farm girl. I've stripped my nails of their polish. Now if I can only remember to leave the stilettos behind...

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Blogger darbyscloset said...

If you are in Iowa, you are oh so very close to Kansas...talk about small towns!!!! Especially if you come to my small town, "Lecompton"....The Terroritoral Capitol of Kansas; the civil war started here and there are many undergound caves/railroads that were used for escape by slaves.
Happy Trails!
darbyscloset at yahoo dot com

November 16, 2008 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Annie Solomon said...

Hey, Darby! Cool to hear from another small town. Lecompton sounds like it has a very big history, despite its size. I know the town I'm going to doesn't have quite that kind of pedigree--but they are "famous" for making pearl buttons from shells found in the MIssissippi. In the days before plastic, that is. I'm looking forward to seeing the Button Museum...

November 17, 2008 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Rae Ann Parker said...

Annie, have fun. Small towns are chock full of interesting stuff. Look forward to a report.

November 17, 2008 at 9:34 AM  
Blogger Annie Solomon said...

Thanks, Rae Ann. Check back. I'm sure to have something to talk about...

November 18, 2008 at 10:57 AM  

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