THE TRAVELS OF INCREASE JOSEPH was the title of my first novel. Folks have asked me if Increase Joseph is at all related to my new novel, IN A PICKLE. Yup, there's a relationship. Both novels take place in the fictional town of Link Lake Wisconsin. Increase Joseph takes place from the early 1850s to 1900--the years that Link Lake was getting established.
IN A PICKLE takes place in 1955, about 100 years later. In the first book we see family farms becoming established. In the second we begin to see them disappearing.
An old timer shared this with me the other day: "You don't get it done 'till you get at it." Seems to make sense.