The home of Patti Callahan Henry
Whew! That's a lot of book jackets to show. Good for you Patti, well done!
I first met Patti Callahan Henry at a SIBA (Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance) Trade Show in Daytona Beach, FL in 2010.
I represented one of her publishers and we had a magical dinner together at a local Italian restaurant. Since then we occasionally bump into each other at various functions and it's always a delight to see her. Six years ago, in this blog, I highlighted her career and newest book at the time, The Idea of Love. This is where I found out that if she could go back in time, she would want to have a few glasses of wine with Aristotle! Click here: Patti Callahan Henry (advancereadingcopy-jon.blogspot.com) to read the post.
Patti's next book, Surviving Savannah , will be published by Berkley and releases in March.
It sounds sooooo good and is described this way. "It was called “The Titanic of the South.” The luxury steamship sank in 1838 with Savannah’s elite on board; through time, their fates were forgotten–until the wreck was found, and now their story is finally being told in this breathtaking novel."
As you know, one of the most popular posts I do on authors is to showcase their homes. So, since Patti is in between writing her next international best seller, I thought it would be nice for you all to see where she hangs out. Below are photos and her descriptions of her beautiful Mountain Brook, AL home. We'll get to meet Winnie, and Patti even did the dishes so we could see her kitchen.
|Patti's gorgeous home in Mountain Brook.|
|Come right in!|
Living Room and Winnie
"My office looking from my desk, Winnie is anywhere I am! She’s almost four years old, we got her the weekend my youngest graduated from High School!"
"On my table:
Vintage lettering PCH from a flea market in Paris on my 50th birthday with my daughter.
A paper weight with "Courage, Dear Heart" — a quote from Narnia’s Aslan.
A fossil of a feather imprint.
A tiny tray with “our hearts are very old friends” from a dear friend.
A photo of my daughter, Meagan, with me at my very first book signing in 2004.
Two photos of my sons at the beach years ago.
A photo of the front door of the small schoolhouse on Daufuskie Island where Pat Conroy once taught, taken by my close friend and photographer Sandee O.
A paper weight with three red cardinals (an ode to the beginning of my book Coming up for Air)
A picture of me at my desk with my beloved dog, Hank, who passed about four years ago. He never left my side.
Two Wonder Woman figurines given to me by another dear friend.
Antique books on spelling and writing also given to me by Sandee O.
The always present John O’Donohue and The Artist’s Way to dip into whenever I need them — which is often."
"My very, very messy bookshelves. The half angel-half mermaid was given to me by the author Mary Alice Monroe and I love how the angel watches over me.
The little doll figurine on the bottom right is a handmade replica of Joy Davidman.
There are crystals and rocks and feathers that I’ve gathered all through the years scattered about the shelves.
The awards include the Alabama Library Association Book of the Year and the Christy Award book of the year."
|"Our winter back garden."|
|"The back porch (where I hide sometimes)"|
|"Kitchen in winter morning light."|
(Thanks for doing all the dishes just for me, Patti!)
|"Our dining room. I found the mirror in Savannah and had to have it even though I didn’t know where I’d put it. Sometimes we have to trust that something we are attracted to will find its place."|
Thank you Patti, not only for sharing your beautiful home with us, but also for all the wonderful stories you have told and fascinating people you have brought to our hearts and eyes.