Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Reader question: Where's that county in BLOOD FLATS?

A reader asks: 

Where is Hawkins County, Kentucky, where your novel BLOOD FLATS takes place?


Hawkins County is a fictional location. As a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, I've spent a lot of time throughout Kentucky, and I'm familiar with many locations in the Bluegrass State.

I decided, however, that it would be best to use a fictional county, so that I could tinker as necessary with the names of towns, etc.

This doesn't mean that Hawkins County is completely divorced from reality, though. I've spent a lot of time in the Louisville area, and I envisioned Hawkins County to lie somewhere between Louisville and Lexington.

An ex-marine framed for murder. A gun-blazing chase through rural Kentucky, as he battles meth dealers and hitmen in a fight to clear his name.