I grew up in Hazleton, Pennsylvania. It’s what I call a small city: not as big as Allentown or Philadelphia, but not as small as Jim Thorpe or as cute as Emmaus. It’s right in the middle of the northeastern PA coal-mining region. I had some good teachers and one or two great ones. It was lovely to have my old hometown newspaper call me up to ask about my young adult novel. Even though I haven’t lived there in a long time, I remember it well. Here is the link to the Community feature in the Standard Speaker:
Many thanks go to Jill Whalen for calling me up and asking me about my childhood teachers. It was nice to reminisce about the past.