Way back in mid-August I signed on for the Literary Road Trip, hosted by GalleySmith. What is a Literary Road Trip, you ask? Well, “The Literary Road Trip is a project in which bloggers are volunteering to showcase local authors. This showcase can be anything you want to make of it — book reviews, author interviews, giveaways — as long as you’re working with an author local to you.”
Having moved to Nebraska in late July, I’m naturally excited about showcasing Nebraska authors, in part as a way for me to learn more about this state I’ve moved to. Disclosure: I’m not exactly new to Nebraska. I was born here, and over the course of my lifetime, I’ve lived in Nebraska for about five years total, spread out over three different locales and three different sojourns. I do have some roots in the state. Still, I didn’t live in Nebraska during my school years, so I don’t exactly have the local history down pat.
This is me putting the call out. Do you know of other Nebraska authors? (Are you a Nebraska author? Contact me, please!) Of the Nebraska authors I know of, what work(s) should I start with?
I’d also be interested in hearing about books set in Nebraska, particularly those in which the setting has a real presence.
I do plan to check out my local library.
In addition to book reviews and author interviews/guest posts, I also hope to include posts about touring the Nebraska homes of some of these authors — Cather’s home in Red Cloud isn’t too far from me, for example.
Ideas? Suggestions? Comments?