Hospitality, Chattanooga Style

My last author visit of this academic year was a quick 24-hour sojourn to Chattanooga, Tennessee over the weekend. The library put me up in the Stone Fort Inn, a bed and breakfast in the heart of the city, Holly Reber of the Chattanooga Times Free Press interviewed me before the visit, and writers young and old shared their stories in writing workshops about creating a sense of place.

The main branch of the Chattanooga-Hamilton County Public Library

Della Phipps, YA librarian, was a superb hostess.
She promised to send me her family recipe for grits.

Tip: Stop by the local indie to glean a sense of place;
Rock Point Books was full of life on a Friday afternoon.

Teen book shelf at Rock Point Books

Thank you, Chattanooga!