Yes. I spent my childhood in two small Midwestern communities and then my summers in the same town as our family newspaper. I cherish those times. Having people simply stop by for coffee or to drop off a meal if someone has a crisis or a new baby arrives. Walking into people’s houses because the doors aren’t locked. Talking about the various events in town, how people are related and, of course, any mischief that’s going on. Since much of our big family also lived in Colorado, where Dare Valley is located, we also spent a lot of time there. Additionally, I lived in a small university town in Utah for grad school. Dare is an amalgamation of these experiences, and a place I would love to live.