Westerville Author Robin Yocum’s Top 10 Ohio Valley Secrets
Westerville author Robin Yocum’s new book, A Welcome Murder, will be released April 4. It is set in Steubenville along the Ohio River.
Yocum gives 10 reasons he likes to use the Ohio Valley as the backdrop for his stories in an article at The Strand Magazine.
Not going to give away any of the secrets here. You’ll have to follow the link to find out.
A while back, I started a sequel to one of my novels, and I was more than 20,000 words into the manuscript when I put it away. I liked the storyline, the characters, and the subplots, but something wasn’t resonating with me. I finally realized it was the setting. Much of the book took place in central Ohio, where I have lived since 1980, and that was the problem. It was too sterile.
My other books are set in eastern Ohio, in the heart of what was once the nation’s steel valley. While I enjoy living in central Ohio, it is very white collar, business professional, and dominated by state government and Ohio State University.