I’m an author and proud Midwesterner. Yes, I mean Flyover Land. I love the middle of the American map, and I’m on a mission to show you why. I explore the people, places and food that make this region great, and report back periodically in a Postcard from the Heartland.
My novels reflect my love of home and family. The Lottie Braun series takes place in Iowa, where I went to college and began my married life. Lottie’s big extended family was inspired by the close-knit clan I married into. Through the years my husband’s aunts and great-aunts have been as kind to us as Lottie’s aunts are to her.
When my husband and I moved to the Kansas City area in the early ’90s, I instantly felt at home. Here are a few reasons why:
- The people.
- The barbecue.
- The Royals.
- Country Club Plaza.
- Civil War History.
Here’s to many more years of exploring the Heartland!