I'm so thankful for the people of Marianna, PA, the setting for my sweet book. No bookstore, no coffee shop in town, but a fabulous librarian and local historian who gathered 70 people—in a town of 390!—to discuss their own stories and mine. First and second cousins came out, along with relatives I'd never met and grandchildren of their neighbors! I was worried they'd point out mistakes I'd made; instead, they said "you saw us," and my heart just about exploded!
January 15, 2024