Baptists and Bass Fishermen

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I was sitting there, minding my own business, not bothering nobody, when this fellow in madras plaid shorts walks up and asks, Mind if I sit here? He pointed to the couch across the wicker table from me. It was the patio at Starbucks. It wasn’t like I owned the place, but it wasn’t like [Read More...]

The Creative’s Path

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Whenever people ask how I became a writer I tell them Vietnam made me a writer.   I have met people who don’t get it, the way my identity as a writer, as a person, is so intricately shaped by war. The Vietnam war of all things. I was nearly 40 before I found a way [Read More...]

In the Hood with Billy Coffey

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A lot of people talk about the art of writing. Some of the people who say they are writers simply practice the art of hype. But Billy Coffey is the real deal. A good-hearted fellow who can craft a story from table scraps. Billy’s latest book — When Mockingbirds Sing — will hit the shelves [Read More...]


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