Himmel, the town where my Goode-Grace mysteries takes place, is a figment of my imagination. Well, mostly. While there is no town with that name in Northwest Ohio, there is a town named Bryan that has a whole lot in common with my fictional community. Most noticeable the Courthouse Square. Here's the Bryan Courthouse.
Yes, there's a lovely park in front of the courthouse.
Though, the over-friendly squirrels are based on my time going to school in Bowling Green, Ohio. But, I'll bet Bryan has its share of the little beggars as well.
And, there's a lovely little downtown movie theater, too.
These pictures are courtesy of my cousin, Carol. She happens to own an educational supply store right on the square. A lot of the businesses in my mysteries have real-life counterparts on the square.