What’s this About? A Northern Michigan Travel Fiction Book?
Travel Fiction, I once heard, is a novel where place is as important as the main characters. I discovered how true this was after I considered giving fictitious names to real locations. I couldn’t do it. My travelers counted on the businesses and services in each town to survive; I soon realized each spot on the map was a unique stage, and what happened there, could happen nowhere else.
The “Love Boxes” Series is faction, a portmanteau of ‘fact’ and ‘fiction’ that blends with the techniques of fictional storytelling. An example of this is Alex Haley’s novel “Roots: The Saga of an American Family.” Those of you who are familiar with the genre of historical fiction will recognize Love Boxes has many of its characteristics––if something did not actually happen––it could have––and that is rule of historical fiction I have tried to abide by. Time periods and historical facts, have been researched, and are assumed to be true. Apart from entertainers and public figures, no real names of living people are used without consent.
I hope you break open Love Boxes––be surprised––let it take you on a pleasant trip down memory-lane and inspire you to visit Northern Michigan. May all your postcards say:
“Having a great time, wish you were here.”