Behind The Book: Songs That Inspired Piece Of Cake

When I’m writing, some books sweep me away right from the beginning. Other books give me just a peek at what they might be before they ask to be put on the back burner to simmer. When I find a book like this, one of the most powerful sources of inspiration I have is music! […]

Behind The Book: Songs That Inspired Taken For Granted

Getting into my characters’ mindsets helps so much when I’m writing. Who wants to read a story where the MCs make whacky decisions? One of my most powerful (and beautiful) tools to help me get in the mind frame of my characters are my Spotify playlists! Certain songs and melodies take me right to the […]

Behind The Book: Songs That Inspired Nuts About You

Having the right atmosphere is a tremendous help when I’m writing. One of the most powerful inspirations I have is music! Certain songs and melodies take me right to the perfect place or emotion. Every book I’ve written has a soundtrack. So I hope you enjoy the songs that inspired Nuts About You: Midnight Bluff […]

Twenty-Two Southern Books for 2022

This post began as “Five Southern Books to Start the New Year With.” But the wonderful thing about Southern literature is the breadth of variety we have. Simply, there were too many good books for me to choose from. About This List: Where possible, I gave preference first to our many wonderful diverse writers. Second, […]

A Bookworm’s Dream Christmas Wishlist

A woman sits cozied up in a plush chair with a gingham blanket, reading a book. The caption says: A Bookworm's Dream Christmas Wishlist!

Love a bookworm? While you can never go wrong just setting your reader free for a buying frenzy in your local indie bookstore, if you’re looking for bookish Christmas and Holiday gifts that go, well, beyond books, I’ve got you covered. This winter, take care of your book lover with gifts that will really flip […]