When Hays and McFall wrote Blood and Whiskey, they set some of the action in Plush, Oregon, population 82 (pictured at left). They traveled there to mine sunstones, the state gemstone of Oregon. They fell in love with the area. And the area fell in love back. The largest paper in that neck of the woods, the Lake County Examiner, ran a feature article about the book and seemed pleased that Plush had finally hit the big time. Read a copy of “Novels combine horror and western genres, Plush setting,” written by local journalist Ryan Bonham.
The best part? Right next to the article is a piece about the local Future Farmers of America chapter. As anyone who has read Blood and Whiskey knows, Elita — the utterly remorseless and sex-starved vampires — wears an FFA jacket and little else when she feeds on some hapless cowboys.