Author May Cobb’s inspiration for her novels comes from the East Texas woods of her childhood.
The Longview native’s latest book, “The Hunting Wives,” was released this past month and is set in the fictional town of Mapleton.
“I call the town Mapleton, but it’s really Longview,” said Cobb, who now lives in Austin. “I just fictionalized it and gave it a different name, but anyone in Longview will recognize it.”
Cobb lived in Longview her entire life until she left for college.
“I still have family there, and I just think it’s such a special place,” she said. “I