I got a fourth email about Portsong. This one came from someone who lives in Georgia and tried to find it on a map. So I thought I needed to come clean. You won’t find it on a map unless you pencil it there. Portsong is fictional, simply the setting for a book. I tried to make it a nice Southern place, full of kind people and ample charm – a front porch with rocking chairs on every home kind of place. There are ideals I added that like to think are real – simplicity, community, trust, faith, friendship, and hard work. It is much easier to write in those ideals than find them sometimes. I used the tagline “Halfway between Savannah and Heaven,” and I suppose it is actually closer to Heaven.
The picture I use is one of those old-fashion postcards I got from a very nice gentleman in Hawaii who owns Ye Olde Postcard Shop. It is actually Main Street in Middletown, CT.
I am the mayor of nothing but dreams – and sometimes those run roughshod over me. I hate politics and wouldn’t win an election because I would assuredly say something stupid in a debate. In real life, I sell stuff and try to herd my family.
There, my disclosure is complete now. I feel much better.