Girls Day Out In: Cleveland, Mississippi

A colorful mural featuring local objects and characters spells out "Cleveland."

Nuts About You, the first book in the Midnight Bluff series, is set in a fictional small town outside of Cleveland, Mississippi. With edits approaching this, of course, called for a road trip. Cleveland is home to my mom’s alma mater Delta State University, so she was just as eager to get reacquainted with the […]

Unraveling and Defining Southern Literature

A weather-beaten sharecropper shack sits underneath storm clouds next to a field of wheat. The caption reads: Unraveling and Defining Southern Literature.

“As the South goes, so goes the nation… Stories set in the South should be recognized not as stories about a particular place and time, but as microcosms of the great crucible in which all Americans now labor in our ongoing struggle over the future of our country’s divided soul.” -Ed Tarkington Southern literature is […]

Didn’t Buy The Book On Amazon? How You Can Still Leave A Review

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My readers are some of the best people in the world. Besides “where can I buy your book,” the most frequent question I get is “how can I leave a review?” The answer to both is: everywhere! Most sites, including Goodreads, Google Books, Apple, Kobo, B&N, and yes, Amazon, allow you to leave a review […]

My Summer 2021 Reading List

I’m getting stocked up for some serious summer reading! If you want to join me, check out the books that are in my #TBRpile and on my e-Reader this summer in the list below. See anything that you’ve been craving to read? In My Stack: Namesake by Adrienne Young I have to admit, I’ve been […]

Dictation for Writers & You

Do you want to be able to dictate notes on the go? I’ve found that writers find some of the best solutions, and dictation apps and tools are no exception! In several of my writing groups, dictating on-the-go has been bounced around and I wanted to share the top recommendations with you. So whether you […]