For years, whenever I have given presentations about quirky places in the South, people have asked me if I had a list of places to share, or if one of my books provided one. I always had to say no. FINALLY! My 12th book, recently released as a Books-a-Million exclusive, lists fun and unusual sights… Continue reading My ‘Guide to the South’s Quirkiest Roadside Attractions’ is available exclusively at Books-a-Million
I have long wanted to take a photo of a natural attraction I’d written about but never seen – the trees that grew together to spell HI in the Hays Nature Preserve on the outskirts of Huntsville. I finally got my chance Saturday along with another surprise: a visit with a real-for-sure unicorn (lots of… Continue reading I was looking for a message from Mother Nature and found a ‘real’ live unicorn
In April, in the early days of social distancing, Sweetums and I took a drive to the Victorian village of Rugby, Tenn., and we drove through the tiny town of Viola, Tenn. I know very little about it but wanted to share the photos because the town hall was so picturesque. Here’s what I learned… Continue reading A visit to the tiny town of Viola, Tenn.
I love my job at It’s a Southern Thing (SouthernThing.com). I love writing about fun and quirky places and penning humor columns to try to help people smile during bad times. But my most recent project for SouthernThing.com may be my all-time fave. We have created a “Y is for Y’all” picture book of Southern… Continue reading Y’all will just melt over this ‘Y is for Y’all’ book. So adorable!
The following is excerpted from my book: "Forgotten Tales of Alabama." What happens when a highway crew encounters long-buried bodies while digging The dead go to the highest bidder. At least, they did in one unusual case in northern Alabama. In 1968, while completing Interstate 65 from Birmingham to Nashville, crews encountered several bodies buried… Continue reading The story of the 194 mystery graves of North Alabama