A History of the Hub City

I’m delighted to say that as of this past week, the manuscript for Hattiesburg, Mississippi: A History of the Hub City has left the desk, and over the next few months the wizards over at the History Press in Charleston will heat their cauldrons and wave their wands and produce what will no doubt be a beautiful book. It’s been an honor to work with them on this project, as it has with all of the individuals and institutions who have given so generously of their time and resources over the past year during the research process. Growing up there years ago, I never dreamed I’d have the opportunity to become so immersed in its history; the chance to tell the story of a town that has held a purchase on the hearts of many in its 130 years has been a rare privilege, and I’m looking forward to sharing that story this fall when the book comes out.

Further details will be posted in due course, but until then, my thanks to everyone at the History Press, and to all those with whom I had the pleasure of working in the Hub City.