I certainly love writing novels. But journalism is my first love. Column-writing in particular. So I was so excited when Bit+Grain, a fabulous new North Carolina magazine that is covering the best of the best in our state, asked me to write the inaugural piece for their new series of love letters to North Carolina. I’ve put a little teaser below, but make sure to head over to this beautiful site to read the rest of the column and check out all of the adorable graphics that go along with it!
I grew up in Cheerwine country — in the birthplace of Food Lion and Hap’s hot dogs, Stanback headache powder and America’s first 10 gig city. So I guess you could say Salisbury was my first love. It was a wonderful place to be young — close enough to the mountains to have a season-long lift ticket and close enough to the beach that we could pack up on a Friday afternoon and drive until we hit salt air. Weekends were spent piling into someone’s Jeep and heading to the lake. Norman, Tillery, High Rock, Baden. It didn’t matter. As long as there was a dock for jumping, we were there. I didn’t think I could love anywhere as much as my hometown.
Head over to Bit+Grain to read the rest of the story!
And don’t forget about the Lies and Other Acts of Love giveaway! (Here’s a pic with my Carolina ram! Seemed to go with the theme today!)
Order Lies and Other Acts of Love between now and April 10 and be entered to win a $1,000 Shop Design Chic gift certificate–and get four fabulous printable quotes. Purchase from your indy bookstore and get two entries! Just email a picture of your receipt to firstname.lastname@example.org!