Chapter 16
A Community of Tennessee Writers, Readers & Passersby

Tasha Alexander

My (Fictional) Home

I learned to be a serious novelist when I moved to Tennessee

October 20, 2014 After college, I moved a dozen times—from Indiana to New Jersey, Wyoming, Vermont, Connecticut, and Tennessee—before settling in Chicago. Each of these places etched themselves on my psyche, but Nashville, with its fruit tea, tangy barbeque, and hot chicken, was the place where I learned to be a writer.

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