A Conversation with Mountain Women

Tour photo

If Mee-Maw was the one you loved nearly better than Jesus, if you are familiar with Black Mountain or Sapelo Island, if you’ve ever been pearling on the river, or stood under the shower of a waterfall in the Smokies, or if you’ve ever had an encounter with a ghost or a Melungeon, then don’t [Read More...]

The Biscuit & Black Coffee Outlaw

biscuits

Sunday morning started with four cups of flour and Mama’s biscuit-cutter. There are two things my kids love better than anything — my biscuits and my carrot cake. The carrot cake is complicated to make. The biscuits are easy. So easy, in fact, the making of them calms me, transports me back to the Appalachian [Read More...]

Dancing in High Cotton

Angelina Ballerina

  I have been dancing in high cotton since last week, when my publisher — Mercer University Press — received a letter from Thom Chambliss, the president of the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association (PNBA). That letter was in reference to an advanced reader copy of Mother of Rain that Thom read. I asked Thom if [Read More...]