Southern Voice of the Past: Margaret Mitchell
What Southern stories rest on your bookshelves at home as a testimony to their lasting imprint on our lives?
The Appeal of Southern Novels, Past and Present
Why Are Southern Novels Borderless and Timeless? How is it Margaret Mitchell, Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee, William Faulkner, Robert Penn Warren, Erskine Caldwell, James Dickey, Pat Conroy and the legacy of so many other great Southern authors have endured long after they left us? And, today Southern authors like Fannie Flagg, Alice Walker, Kathryn Stockett, […]
Southern Author Ponderings on Publishing Today
Authors and social media–an arranged marriage benefiting one and sucking the life out of the other. One garnishes all the attention, the other screams to be heard. One, an unsated polygamist, the other, another trophy in the crowded harem. I often wonder, how might the notable, best-selling authors whose careers began long before the internet […]
The Upside and Risk of POD Book Production
How you plan to promote and bring your book to market is paramount to your book’s ultimate success. What may appear upfront as profitable may more than likely prove very costly?
The First Page Matters
How important is the book cover, first page, and first chapter of the books you choose to read?
Surviving the Indie Author Challenge
Are your ears attuned to those just like you who are being inspired by you and have piped in to cheer you on? Is it your tenacity and stubborn refusal to not give up …to not quit that has spurred them to your feet?