The Healing: Q & A with Jonathan Odell

  In Jonathan Odell’s newest release, THE HEALING, Mississippi plantation mistress Amanda Satterfield loses her daughter to cholera. Distraught, Amanda steals a newborn from one of her slaves and renames the baby Granada. Troubled by his wife’s declining mental state, Master Satterfield purchases Polly Shine, a slave reputed to be a healer. But Polly’s sharp tongue [Read More…]

Checking Its & It’s Twice

Santa editing his list A gazillion words ago, I was in Oxford, Ms. for the annual Conference on the Book, which is one of the best book conferences in the nation, you should go, really, go. If nothing else, go because Oxford is just a great place to hang out. Take a beer over to [Read More…]

Tupelo & Coon Dogs

So you all know I’ve been traveling these past few weeks. There was the Southeast Indie Trade Show in Charleston, where I got to see a bunch of my gal pals like Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. And Patti Callahan Henry with the notable Jake Reiss from Alabama Booksmith. I did not, however, find Ruth. Not that [Read More…]