How close is the depiction of Maine (and other places) to reality?
I've never visited Maine or the US, but the books are often very detailed about the locale. They name highway numbers, roads, towns etc.
Of course some towns are fictional, like Derry or Castle Rock, but how does he use them within the existing REAL Maine (or whatever the locale of the particular novel is)? Does he adapt existing highways or roads and change them for the characters to reach the fictional places?
Is there anyone from Maine here or does ms. Mod know?