Tag: author

  • Karen and John Birch

    Karen and John Birch

    My friend the always witty and brilliant Celia Rivenbark reached out to me to ask what did I think of all the "Karen" memes going around on Social Media. She is the only person besides my husband who has asked how I felt about having my[..]
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  • Don’t Shoot

    Don’t Shoot

    Editor's Note: The voice featured today is from Rhonda Waller. Rhonda and I met when we both worked at the Columbus Ledger Enquirer in Columbus, Georgia, my hometown. We became fast friends, as does everyone who comes into contact with Rhonda. I've met her wonderful[..]
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  • Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Book Launch Giveaway: The Flying Cutterbucks

    Editor's Note: Today is the book launch for The Flying Cutterbucks. Join me as I interview author Kathleen Rodgers for this insightful visit about using one's creative energies to address the ongoing political crisis. And be sure and leave a note for the opportunity to[..]
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  • The Dumbwaiter God

    The Dumbwaiter God

    If Lent is the season of giving up and letting go, I believe that women have been living in a constant state of Lent throughout history. This notion of women living lives of sacrifice is something that came to me back when I was writing[..]
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  • Burning Libraries

    Burning Libraries

    When author Susan Orlean sat out to write her latest book - The Library Book - she typed in libraries burned into the search bar. She was surprised to find that Wikipedia had a whole list on libraries that had been destroyed with intent. The most[..]
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  • Prayers of a Decade

    Prayers of a Decade

    “I have been in Sorrow’s kitchen and licked out all the pots. Then I have stood on the peaky mountain wrapped in rainbows, with a harp and sword in my hands.” ~ Zora Neale Hurston There was a time when I took decades for granted. They[..]
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  • A Woman of Bleak Faith

    A Woman of Bleak Faith

      Shortly after Mama died, I abandoned my position as a "Christian Blogger." Now I mostly refer to myself as a woman of bleak faith. I didn't leave my position as a Christian writer because I was angry at God. I wasn't. Mama's dying silenced[..]
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  • When You Are Not a Famous Author

    When You Are Not a Famous Author

    I was in Seattle this weekend. Sunny Seattle. There wasn't one speck of snow on the ground. Flowers were blooming. It was blissful. Only I wasn't really in Seattle. I was in a suburb of Seattle. Once you get past Olympia, it is all Microsoft[..]
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  • The Writer’s Life: An Interview with Shepherd U

    The Writer’s Life: An Interview with Shepherd U

    Editor's Note: The following is an interview conducted by Shepherd University staff as part of the Appalachian Writers in Residence award. You can learn more about this program at shepherd.educ I am honored to have been selected Shepherd U's AHWIR for 2018. I will visiting[..]
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