I’d love to introduce myself. I’m Anita Higman, and my novel with Summerside Press will be Love Finds You in Humble, Texas. Humble is a small town near Houston, and when I visited there recently to do some research for my novel I was amazed at how the atmosphere transported me back to my childhood in Oklahoma. I grew up on a farm in the western part of Oklahoma, near Custer, so I’m not only familiar with cows and chickens and hogs, but I also have an understanding of the inner workings and dramas within small-town life.
There is an uncomplicated charm, a closeness, and a beauty to small towns that isn’t like anyplace else in America. There, people wave at you. People know your father’s name is Edwin. They know your favorite fishing hole. They bring you a basket of pears when the trees get too heavy. They attend your christenings, your weddings, and your funerals. They become your lifelong friends. So, as you read Love Finds You in Humble, Texas know that I have some of that small-town air still in my lungs and the memories of small-town life forever woven in my heart.
I’m looking forward to sharing my story with you, and I hope you’ll leave a comment. What do you love most about small towns?