I'm hard at work on my novel which takes place in 1954. The story's setting is Southampton, Ontario, a small town on the shores of Lake Huron. It is about a tender, once-in-a-lifetime friendship between a teen girl and the last lighthouse keeper of the Chantry Island Lighthouse. The bond changes both.
It was inspired, in part, by the novella the Snow Goose by Paul Gallico. This is probably my all time favourite story.
I will be spending less time on the Soup, more time writing, so you will see less of me- but I won't disappear all together! It is time for me to write something that may just pay a few bills ;)
Now, I am a stickler for accuracy with my fiction. The story and characters are fictional, but the setting should always be realistic, sound authentic. There is something called artistic license, but whenever possible, a story should not be weighed down by faulty information or gaps in research.
I am listening to music from that era, and I'm doing research on the slang, clothing, aspects of day to day life, entertainment, world news, weather trends etc etc
I am wondering if you are available for the occasional question. Things like, oh, do you remember your favourite movies, who your idol was, what school was like, food faves, things like that.
I will have to 'filter' that info down through a more rural area of Southwestern Ontario, but your memories would be so appreciated.
If you'd like to share anything about 1954 here, please do! I am listening, attentively!
Hugs and love