Small Town USA

Today we welcome our first guest in a series of Writer Wednesdays. So pour a cup of your favorite beverage and enjoy thoughts from my friend and fellow author, Lynn Cahoon.

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I started in a small town. I walked to school, knew all my neighbors, and had my choice of not one, but two mom and pop stores where you could get tons of candy for a few coins. (Yes, now I’m aging myself.) But then my mom moved us out to the country when she remarried. Now, my closest neighbor was a half mile away, I rode a school bus for over an hour to get to school, and shopping was a Saturday only chore.

When I moved from Idaho a few years ago to Illinois, I wasn’t expecting to move back into a small town. Highland Illinois could be Small Town America, USA. The park square in the middle of town hosts a weekly peanut butter and jelly day. There are two summer parades that run through town, marching bands, classic cars, and farm equipment leading the way. They have an outdoor pool, closed for swim lessons in the early morning.  And they play host to the county fair with corn dogs, animal barns, and a dirt track race, including a tractor pull.

My bull rider series is starts in a small mountain town famous for the annual rodeo. A town kids plan on escaping. But somehow, they always pull you back in.

Are you from a small town? Or does the big city seem like home to you?

Lynn

The Bull Rider’s Brother -Shawnee, Idaho is known for two things.  Amazing salmon fishing and the first local rodeo of the summer.  For four friends, growing up in Shawnee, meant one thing, making plans to get out. Years later, that wish has been granted for all but one.  What happens when they all get together again changes five lives.          Bull Rider's Manager

Lynn Cahoon is a contemporary romance author with a love of hot, sexy men, real and imagined. Her alpha heroes range from rogue witch hunters to modern cowboys. And her heroines all have one thing in common, their strong need for independence. Or at least that’s what they think they want. http://www.lynncahoon.wordpress.com

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7 responses to “Small Town USA

  1. Thanks for having me over Ellen. I love the look of your blog – so home town feel. Good luck with your upcoming release.

  2. It was nice getting to know you better, Lynn. Here’s wishing you many sales!
    -R.T. Wolfe

  3. Lovely post, ladies. I grew up in Flagstaff, Arizona (when it was still a small college town), and I have happy memories of my time there. Thanks for sharing a bit about your life, Lynn, and here’s wishing you continued success with your novels.

  4. Lovely post, Lynn! I’m from a very small town in Northwest Florida, but I’ve lived in both small and larger towns. Love your blurb and cover!

    • Hi Brenna – Glad you liked the post. I’ve only been in Orlando, but someday dh and I will get a travel trailer and see the USA (with our Chevrolet….)

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