Contributed by August Blogger of the Month, Constance Burris
On a recent Twitter Chat, the participants mentioned how there weren’t enough diverse locations in urban fiction. I wholeheartedly agreed! This is why all of my stories are located in Oklahoma or feature characters from Oklahoma. My online beta readers are always shocked when they discover my stories are set here. After all, Oklahoma isn’t as popular or trendy as Chicago, New York City, New Orleans or San Francisco. But I love Oklahoma. There’s nothing like describing the humidity laden heat, the long lost horny toad, or the downtown Greyhound bus station (which was recently demolished) and being able to picture, smell, and hear these things in all of their glory.
If Stephen King can make small towns in Maine his thing, I can definitely make Oklahoma my thing.
For research, I looked up books set in Oklahoma and here are two lists I found:
Constance Burris is on a mission to take over the world through writing science fiction and fantasy. She blogs at www.constanceburris.com. And you can purchase her stories here