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 email@example.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
I was a single mom from before Baby Girl was 2 until she was in college. We had slumber parties nearly every weekend and took wild and crazy road trips whenever I had a few extra bucks. But as Baby Girl became a teen, she began to spend more time with friends than with mom.… Continue reading A Single Mom’s Nightmare Before Christmas
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
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
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?