Knoxville Writers Guild Awards Announced


“What We Keep, What We Throw Away” is the 2nd place winner in the Knoxville Writers Guild Awards, Creative Nonfiction category. The piece won 3rd place in the spring in the Writers Workshop of Asheville contest. Continued revisions are in order and maybe an entry in another contest – or an attempt to get it published.

The creative nonfiction piece is about the Nashville flood in May 2010 and especially about the loss that my daughter and her family sustained. They lost their house and lived with me for 7 months, during which time baby Evelyn was born.

Southern Festival of Books 2011


Save the date of the SFB: the weekend of Oct. 14-16.

Please join Doug Jones and me on Sunday, Oct. 16, 1:30-2:30, for our session on A SEASON OF DARKNESS, the story of the Marcia Trimble murder and investigation. Thanks to those loyal friends who have attended many of our signings. We will try to say something you haven’t heard before!