Melungeons: Up on Newman’s Ridge

Home of Jimmy Martin

Melungeons: any of a dark-skinned group of people of the Appalachians in East Tennessee, of mixed Indian, White, and Black ancestry  I begged my cousin to take me to Sneedville.  (Doesn’t that sound like a town Dr. Seuss named?) My cousin said he would, too, come September, even though his momma warned us both that [Read More...]

Dolly Parton Reads Michael Morris: Book Giveaway

Morris

  Lucky winners of last week’s giveaway should be receiving their books in the mail any day now, and you know what that means? Yes, that’s right. You have a better chance of winning the next book, since previous winners are otherwise occupied. And I couldn’t be more excited to tell you about this next book. [Read More...]

Q & A with author Michael Morris

    So who does Pat Conroy read when he’s in the mood for a good story?  Michael Morris. Conroy calls Morris one of his favorite Southern writers.  Man in the Blue Moon, Morris’s latest, “is reason for great celebration –a  beautifully wrought portrayal of small-town Southern life,” says Conroy. Publishers Weekly praises Man in the Blue [Read More...]


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