A Writer and Her Tribes

By Tall Poppy Writer, Aimie K. Runyan There is the common belief that every writer finds her own process and that there are no real rules for creating a novel. There are some pretty standard tenets that are hard to disagree with: Write regularly. Write a lot. Read a...

Fiction Makes Her Story Mine

She is dressed head to toe in black. Dark jeans, army boots with the laces jagged and torn. The hood of her sweatshirt is pulled up over long hair, and when she lifts her hands to sweep bangs off her forehead, even her fingernails are painted jet. It doesn’t make...

My Mother Kept Our TV In The Closet Like A Wretched Family Secret

By Cathy Lamb My childhood was a little bit quirky. One of the quirky things about it was my sweet mother’s utter distaste for TV. Bette Jean kept our black and white TV in the closet. Yes, in the closet. As if the TV was a wretched family secret that had to be locked...
Meet debut author Abby Fabiaschi & I LIKED MY LIFE

Meet debut author Abby Fabiaschi & I LIKED MY LIFE

Let’s give a warm welcome to Abby Fabiaschi! Today is the launch of her debut, I LIKED MY LIFE and we’re excited to be able to share this amazing day with her. First, a little about I LIKED MY LIFE according to Goodreads: In the tradition of Jodi Picoult...
Katie Pryal on the importance of reader reviews

Katie Pryal on the importance of reader reviews

“Your words are as important to an author as an author’s words are to you.” Those words may seem counterintuitive to you if you are a reader, but in our data-driven age, book reviews left by readers on Amazon.com and Goodreads can make a huge difference to the success...

The Allure of Anticipation: A Southern Perspective

Today our own Kristy Woodson Harvey, Author of Dear Carolina, Lies and Other Acts of Love, and the upcoming Slightly South of Simple takes us on a trip down memory lane as she remembers the anticipation during the Christmas season of her youth. This sweet anecdote...