I have to say, I had NO idea that Reuben sandwiches were so popular.
A hearty THANKS to all those participated in my sandwich research! I’d still love to hear more, so feel free to add your sandwich ideas!
I know many of you are curious why in the world I’d be researching sandwiches.
The truth is, I was born in Sandwich, Illinois. I always thought it fun to have such a cool named town as my birthplace. We still go back to visit relatives on my dad’s side of the family, and the town holds a lot of memories for me. It’s the PERFECT setting for a story!
And it’s where my newest book is set.
Summerside Press has a line called “Love Finds You” that is geared towards towns with unique names, with stories that interact with the name of the town and bring out the history and uniqueness.
Obviously, I have no idea if they’ll be interested in a story about Sandwich, but I’m confident that even if they aren’t, it’s a story that could sell on it’s own merits to other traditional publishing houses. Otherwise, I wouldn’t be spending so much time on it lately! My goal is to have it finished sometime in August, in time to pitch it at the September ACFW conference. I’m at about 18k words, and just started mid June, so am well on track!
So, how am I going to incorporate the towns name into my story plot?
Well, I guess you’ll just have to wait to read the story won’t you. Suffice to say, I will be using many of your unique sandwich ideas, and appreciate the reminder of some of the well-known sandwiches that I’d forgotten about.
Oh, and did I mention? My hero’s name is Rueben!
Another fun Sandwich fact: My parents were married there. And my mother’s maiden name? *ahem* Crum.
And that, my friends, is a true story. The crums from Sandwich. GO figure!
Discussion: I’m all about discussing my fun new story idea, but let’s broaden it too. I think it’d be fun to talk about our hometowns! Do you still live in the same city you were born? Any fun stories you could tell? Any *weird* named cities you’ve lived in?