I'm from Texarkana, Texas. It's in the Northeast corner right there by Arkansas and an hour from Shreveport, Louisiana.
I love North East Texas. Sadly, because I know it well, I write about it. In Z is for Zombie series (Severed Press), I destroyed T-kana with zombies and an atomic bomb. I also used Jefferson and Port Arthur in those books, Nacogdoches appeared; if you know East Texas, you know these places. In Time of Grace, there is a monster haunting the town in 1957. It's based on a true story of the Phantom Killer (there is a movie).
In Alice and Friends, I reference the Texarkana area with a book about unholy family traditions (and menus). My 2 Z-Poc books are Texarkana to Arkansas Mountains and are zombie-oriented. In the Virgil McLendon books, they travel all over North East Texas and Arkansas. In my dino series (Severed Press), the contestants on the dinosaur reality show are all over the same area...New Orleans to Arkansas. And Louisiana Saturday Night is set in New Orleans.
I like my novels set in places I know well. Of Lions and Lambs is a Virgil McLendon book and it is set in California, which is unusual for me! Titanic 1912 is set where it sank...in the sea and Alice in Wonderhell...well, its set in hell!
RedMan takes place in the Arkansas mountains.
See what I mean?
I love the area and will continue to write about those places that I love most. Do monsters and ghosts and mad murderers really run wild through my East Texas? Maybe.
I think about Stephen King. He is a "Maine writer" because that is his home. He vacations in Florida: that's why we have Duma Key. But he used Colorado for The Shining. I guess I can be the North East Texas writer. That's pretty special, to me.
I'll stay in my area for most...but I will sneak to a few more places I know well...Southern Arizona, maybe Salt Lake City, Utah, Jamaica, and Mexico.
35 or so books available...and the end is no where in sight. Maybe I'll sow down at number 100. Or maybe...hey...isn't there a great haunted house in Texarkana? Didn't a crazy...... (you get the idea.)