Like many Americans, Melody Warnick was a chronic mover. With her husband and family, she hopscotched five states in 15 years. The next place was always going to be the one they’d put down roots in and love. That led Warnick, a freelance writer, to ponder the concept of place attachment. In her wonderful new book, THIS IS WHERE YOU BELONG: The Art and Science of Loving the Place You Live, she explores why place matters and provides simple steps that everyone can take to love where they live. Pick up a copy at yourlocal bookstore. In the meantime, we spoke with Warnick from Blacksburg, Va. about her work.