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The kind-faced serial killer known as the Giggling Granny

The following tale of Alabama serial killer Nannie Doss, aka the Giggling Granny, is excerpted from my book, "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." To order a signed copy, email kellykazek@kellykazek.com. In the early 1950s, Nannie Doss looked like a typical grandmother. She wore cat-eye glasses and a bouffant hairdo and enjoyed caring for her family. The… Continue reading The kind-faced serial killer known as the Giggling Granny

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A list of great day and weekend trips

An old high school friend sent me a message over the weekend, asking for suggestions of places to take a weekend trip. It’s something I’m asked a lot, so I thought I’d do a quick list of day/weekend trips for anyone looking for ideas. Of course, there are lots of things to take into consideration:… Continue reading A list of great day and weekend trips

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Hey, y’all, come hear me read at this swell event

If you're in the Birmingham area the first weekend in February, come hear me read from my book, Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter. (Spoiler alert: I'll probably read a section that will embarrass Sweetums. 'Cuz that's what I do.) I'll also have copies of Sweetums and my books for… Continue reading Hey, y’all, come hear me read at this swell event

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What, exactly, is a Weird News Reporter?

Here's a question I get asked a lot: What, exactly, is a Weird News Reporter? By which I mean, no one really asks but I'm going to tell you anyway. Here's the explanation, excerpted from my book "Not Quite Right: Mostly True Tales of a Weird News Reporter." Holler if you have questions. As the unofficial… Continue reading What, exactly, is a Weird News Reporter?