Monthly Archives: July 2012

Mae – One of my favorite minor characters

My heart belongs to Mae     If you’ve read Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey, then you’ve met Mae. She’s Josephine’s neighbor. Mae is just two years younger than Josephine, but their lives are so different. During the times their … Continue reading

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July 28th couldn’t have come fast enough.  I twiddled my fingers and tapped my toes, checked my blog and my messages, repeatedly, in anticipation of meeting Melinda McGuire and Rhonda Dennis in person at Half Price…

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Southern Creatives – News from the Road – Humble, TX

Book Signing Update – Humble, TX Have books; will travel! It has taken me years, YEARS, to be able to discuss any kind of road trip without automatically quoting the lines from Willie Nelson’s song – “On the Road Again” … Continue reading

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Why I love Southern Fiction Fans…

You Know Who You Are 🙂 Southern fiction fans —> people who love William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, Margaret Mitchell and the list goes on. Why do I love you? Because you are “my people.” (Trying not … Continue reading

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Josephine Inspired Recipe – Great Depression Cooking – Drying Corn

In rural northeast Texas (the setting for Josephine: Red Dirt and Whiskey), not much changed in people’s lives during the Great Depression. Most people lived off the land, growing their own gardens, raising crops and farm animals. Clothes were sewn … Continue reading

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Southern Creatives – RC (Ruth) White, Southern Author

I am pleased to have southern fiction author and photographer, RC (Ruth) White, as a guest on Southern Creatives today! Do you consider yourself a “Southern writer” or a writer who lives in the South? What do you think is … Continue reading

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Originally posted on Anakalian Whims:
Make plans for Saturday, July 28th! Southern summer sun beating down on you? Need an escape? Take a trip to northeast Texas and the land of pine trees and red dirt roads in Josephine: Red…

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3 Lies Writers Tell Ourselves

Liar, Liar, pants on fire! 3 Lies Writers Tell Themselves 1. I don’t care what anyone thinks of my writing If this were true, you would never, ever share your work. It would stay locked up in a drawer somewhere, hidden … Continue reading

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What I’ve Learned from Teaching Composition

5 Things I’ve Learned from Teaching Freshman Composition … I’m a guest on Sarah Nego’s blog – Sarah Nego Writes – today discussing five things I’ve learned from teaching freshman composition. I’d love you to take a minute, click on over … Continue reading

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Southern Creatives – Kaci Woodrome, photographer and owner of Sweet Southern Style Photography

I’m happy to have photographer, Kaci Woodrome, as a guest on Southern Creatives this week. Kaci is the owner of Sweet Southern Style Photography Kaci’s philosophy is “Delightful photography, simple philosophy: Life is sweet!” My name is Kaci and I’m … Continue reading

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