Just wondering if you find yourself using the street you grew up on, a place you had lunch at, or a city you know like the back of your hand in your work to attract readers to pick up your novel. I've lived in several states (military service) and I tend to use those places as the backdrop of my stories which I as the author can relate to. My question is does it really matter to the reader whether the action happened on Spring Hill Avenue or on any random street in any random city? Thanks to google map, you could actually write a novel and place it in Fairbanks, Alaska when you live in Barstow, California. Do you consider using locality to expand on the background (location and its history or tourist values) as a filler or part of the work? Do you just want to jump into the action or read up to it? Just trying to figure this part out. Thanks.