B&B owner Deedie Runkel will read from Scone By Scone: Tales from an Innkeeper’s Life. “The stories about an Innkeeper’s life are hilarious and heartfelt. The characters are unforgettable, the recipes delectable. But it’s Runkel’s flair for treating life as a delicious challenge, and for treating the most outrageous guest with grace, that make this book such a rich meal.” —Lisa Loomer
Runkel majored in English at Penn State, where she met her husband when they both wrote for The Daily Collegian. Just recently, she earned her Master’s degree in Fine Arts in writing from UC/Riverside. She is the author of the autobiography Boxes: Lifting the Lid on an American Life, and her opinion pieces and articles have appeared in The Philadelphia Bulletin, The Washington Post, The New York Times, Friends Journal, and other publications. She and her husband run Anne Hathaway's Bed & Breakfast in Ashland Oregon, home of the world-class Oregon Shakespeare Festival, to which hundreds of thousands of people come each year, February through June.