I’m moving to Macon, GA!
Yep, that’s right. At the end of July, I’m off to the hometown of Otis Redding, Little Richard, and two of the members of REM. Two members of the Allman Brothers died, in separate motorcycle accidents, just half a mile apart from one another. They have peaches and pecans.
We have now reached the end of the things I know about Macon.
This is happening because AR (ye olde husband folk) is taking a snazzy new job thanks to a Knight Foundation grant, and will be working to get Macon’s public radio station up and running with its own local news bureau. He’s really excited about it, and I’m excited to tag along.
AR and I moved to Boston 4 years ago, when I got a job at Emerson College right out of graduate school. We’ve enjoyed our city life for sure, but it’s time now for a change of pace. I grew up in East Tennessee, and while there are plenty of things about the south I don’t like, there are plenty more that I do: it’s warmer, it’s cheaper, and it’s closer to my family. I’ll miss Boston, sure, but it’ll be hard to be sad when the average temperature in January is 56 degrees.
And the best part is that, for the foreseeable future, I’m going to be a full-time writer! New project (which is part of #FirstDraftSummer) just got waaaaay more important. I’m also looking to pick up some write-for-hire projects or some freelance work, so if you need something written, you know where to go!
Now, if any of you are at all familiar with Macon, or are Middle Georgia area writers, do let me know. I’m flying down in 2 weeks to look at houses!