Exciting news: A set of horror movies in which some of my friends participated is streaming beginning today and will show at the Princess Theatre in Decatur May 21. They are called “Third Saturday in October, Part I” and “Third Saturday in October, Part V.” The first film is described this way: “The year is… Continue reading ‘Throwback slasher’ movies filmed in AL now streaming; premiere soon at the Princess
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3 books from It’s a Southern Thing won BookFest Awards!
I consider myself incredibly lucky to get to write silly books for kids and for adults. I also consider myself lucky to work with some incredible illustrators and designers. I have surrounded myself with extremely talented people for a reason, y'all. They make me look good! I was so excited to learn Friday that three… Continue reading 3 books from It’s a Southern Thing won BookFest Awards!
That time a trip to the ‘Ladies Rest Room’ in Tennessee proved educational
The historic Ladies Rest Room in Lewisburg, Tenn., was a lounge for country women to use to rest, eat or wash up when they came to town. They were encouraged by the USDA in the early 1900s. (Photo courtesy of Duane and Tracy Marsteller/Historical Marker Database) On a recent drive to my late mother’s and… Continue reading That time a trip to the ‘Ladies Rest Room’ in Tennessee proved educational
Newspaper print editions ended but you can still find my columns/books in print
This weekend saw a flurry of social media posts about the publishing of the last print editions of Alabama’s largest newspapers, The Huntsville Times, Mobile Press-Register and The Birmingham News. The main things I have to say about that: AL.com has lots and lots of news stories from across Alabama. I am honored to continue… Continue reading Newspaper print editions ended but you can still find my columns/books in print
This mural in a small Tennessee town has an amusing backstory
The mural in Sweetwater, Tennessee, about Harry Burns' mother. I recently visited the town of Sweetwater, Tenn., for the first time. It was so quaint. It is also home to an underground cave attraction called The Lost Sea, which was also very cool. See photos and read more here. In downtown Sweetwater, one business had… Continue reading This mural in a small Tennessee town has an amusing backstory