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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Exciting News: My Second Book Deal of 2019!

Well, in my late-life literary career, it seems that good news keeps coming in multiples, or at least in pairs.…

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2018 Releases from SOUTHERN WRITERS ON WRITING Authors

Eight of the twenty-six authors who contributed essays (and the Foreword) to Southern Writers on Writing have new books out…

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National Library Week and Take Action for Libraries Day!

This week marks the 60th year that America has celebrated NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK. Back in the 1950s, Americans (like ME!)…

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Small Mississippi Towns and the Characters That (Might) Live There!

Eleven years ago this August I went to the first Mississippi Writers Guild Conference in Clinton, Mississippi. It was pivotal…

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