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Mo Possum is arriving soon! You can pre-order from It’s a Southern Thing

It’s finally time! Mo Possum will soon be here but you can pre-order now. “Mo Possum is Awesome” is a book I wrote for It’s a Southern Thing about a little opossum and his Southern Critters friends: a cicada, a catfish, an armadillo and a crawfish. It’s a crazy mix but somehow it works! It’s… Continue reading Mo Possum is arriving soon! You can pre-order from It’s a Southern Thing

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We paid respects at the grave of the famed educated horse, Beautiful Jim Key

Sweetums and I took a Mother's Day drive Saturday to go to a festival in Tennessee (I'll have a post on the festival soon). On the way, I realized we were passing through Shelbyville, Tenn., which is an area I've written about but never visited. One of the quirky points of interest there is the… Continue reading We paid respects at the grave of the famed educated horse, Beautiful Jim Key

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Let’s vote: Does Sweetums need a new love handle?

My oversized husband is accustomed to people shouting at him on a regular basis: “Hey, you’re Sweetums!” He smiles and nods and then, I’m guessing, goes around the corner and hits his head against a wall. Kidding! He loves the name “Sweetums” … as far as I know. It has been the name I use… Continue reading Let’s vote: Does Sweetums need a new love handle?

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Making a living as a writer isn’t easy but it’s filled with blessings

Since 1987, I have made my living as a writer. Sometimes I stop what I’m doing in the middle of the day and think about how truly blessed I am, despite struggles along the way. I have loved recording people’s stories, whether they survived a tornado or overcame illness, or lent their time to a… Continue reading Making a living as a writer isn’t easy but it’s filled with blessings