More Southern Writers in Isolation

Coastal Alabama Authors Check In A couple of weeks ago I did a post with entries from three authors who…

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MORE Authors in Isolation

What, and How Are They Doing? For the past two weeks I’ve posted entries from 13 authors who contributed essays…

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Friends of the Library, the Book Tour

(Author friends, above, Ellen Morris Prewitt, Sally Palmer Thomason, and Suzanne Smith Henley, celebrating with me at Novel Books in…

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Blurb Slut

Lifting One Another Up My favorite author Pat Conroy called himself a “blurb slut,” and was known for writing blurbs…

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Celebrate National Library Week with these Words of Advance Praise for FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

  Today I’m celebrating National Library Week by sharing advance praise from eleven authors for my short story collection, FRIENDS…

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Why I’m NOT Writing . . . .

I haven’t written a blog post since October 3. This is actually the longest I’ve gone without blogging since my…

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Warming Up to Adele (and short story collections)

If you read my blog regularly, you know that I have published four books, with four different publishers—two university presses…

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