Now, after a brilliant trip home to the US, which included the American launch of At Yellow Lake, I'm back home in the UK.
Home. Weird that I used the word twice in the last sentence, and was referring to places in two different countries, on two different continents. "Home" for me is, in fact, more than two places. I grew up in Peterson, Minnesota,
I lived in several other parts of the US as a university student, and then moved to San Francsico in my eary twenties. As soon as I arrived there I thought, "This is it! I've found it! This will be my home forever."
Forever lasted about five years. Then I met the man I later married and moved to the UK, ending up eventually in Brighton (Hove, actually.)
This is my "new" home, where I've been for almost 25 years, and where my children have been born and raised.
|Mom and me at Bookshelf, Winona, Minnesota, USA|