Sunday, August 11, 2019

A People Map of the United States

This month, I’m sharing a fun map of the United States.

But there’s a difference, because this visual map has replaced the city names with their most notable resident. (Thanks to Wikipedia.) And, check out the UK version too.

I was born in upstate New York, and discovered that Tom Cruise was born in Syracuse, New York. Who knew? I must have missed him growing up. Ha-ha.

Now that I live in the Charlotte, NC, area, I see that Michael Jordan was born in Charlotte, NC, and Woodrow Wilson in nearby Columbia, SC.

Are there any notable residents in your city? Please share your findings in the comments.

And be sure to check out my sweet romance, Maeve, which will go on sale for 99¢ beginning tomorrow, Wednesday, August 12th. After I wrote this book, I wanted to take a trip to Corsica, France! (I still do.)

 He’s all business. She loves to laugh. When business conflicts with pleasure, what could possibly go wrong?
Maeve Doherty needed a hard-earned break from Ireland’s rainy weather, as well as caring for her younger brother. When the offer from Perfect Match to enjoy a week on an island of her choice arrived, she hesitated.
But not for long.
She’d always wanted to visit Corsica. Besides, who passed up free?
All right, so she'd spend the week with a match. On her dating profile, she’d added that she was a workaholic. Hopefully, so was he.
Edward Newell had one thing on his mind when he reached Corsica, and it didn't involve meeting a perfect match. Dating? Love? Romance? Not for him.

Maeve is also available in Paperback.

Josie Riviera is a USA TODAY bestselling author of contemporary, inspirational, and historical sweet romances that read like Hallmark movies. She lives in the Charlotte, NC, area with her wonderfully supportive husband. They share their home with an adorable shih tzu, who constantly needs grooming, and live in an old house forever needing renovations.

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  1. Josie, that was very interesting. I've lived in eleven states
    so I checked out the places I have lived. Most of the people I've never heard of. I currently live near Tucson, AZ, and I had no idea that John Denver had been a resident of Tucson. At least I recognized his name.

  2. I had a great time exploring the map!

  3. Awesome map! For my town of Russellville, Arkansas it's Corliss Williamson, a basketball player. Thanks, Josie.

  4. Ref: Maeve, I think you meant MONDAY Aug 12th.
    I was looking at Tacoma & Wenatchee, WA, but didn’t see any “famous” names. In Georgetown, TX it’s Nolan Ryan. His presence is felt very much here & in Round Rock.

    1. Hi Pam,
      First, thanks for catching this. Yes, be on the lookout for Maeve on Wednesday. Interesting about Nolan Ryan.

  5. Our most famous resident is Aaron Rodgers, star quarterback for the Green Bay Packers and past SuperBowl MVP. (Here, that makes him royalty.) He went to high school with our daughter. We have a number of famous people who have lived or visited here as well.