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WHAT HAPPENED TO THE LITTLE BLACK DRESS?

  1964 with Faye in her homemade black dress  My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction. Available … Continue reading

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IF YOU’RE LOOKING AT ME, YOU’RE LOOKING AT MUSICALLY DISABLED COUNTRY

Faye at the time of the great PTA musical 1967-68 My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction. … Continue reading

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THE BIRDS AND THE BEES

Me at fourteen and a half, shortly after my big talk with Mama.  Mama (lower right corner of photo) hadn’t yet recovered from the BIG TALK. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the … Continue reading

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THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

                                          My Creative Siblings in 1958 My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the … Continue reading

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I AM WOMAN, HEAR ME WHINE

Me with the man who made me as liberated as I wanted to be. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, and awarded the 2016 Frank … Continue reading

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MA LONG KEPT ON THE SUNNY SIDE

MA Long at my wedding in August 1964. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction. Available at: … Continue reading

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A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON MY WAY TO EVEREST

My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction. Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon. The first picture … Continue reading

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BILE THEM HOE CAKES DOWN, BOYS

Daddy holding John in Savannah, GA about 1943. John was perhaps 6 months old.   My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 … Continue reading

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LIVING DANGEROUSLY

My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon. Mama and the first … Continue reading

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MY SECOND DATE—WHERE’S THAT GLASS SLIPPER?

My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon.   Go back to … Continue reading

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MY FIRST DATE

My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon. Here I am in … Continue reading

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PURSUING THE WRITE STUFF

    My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon. If you’ve … Continue reading

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AN UNCOMMON YOUNG MAN

Roy Oliver (Senior Picture) 1957 My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and … Continue reading

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LOOKING AT THE PAST

My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon. Part of the family … Continue reading

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DONKEY SEE, DONKEY DOO

 Faye reading “DONKEYS” to Beck who seems to be enjoying the story while Rosie doesn’t seem to care. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and … Continue reading

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WEAVING A LIFE

Faye taking a weaving class at John C. Campbell Folk School   Helen Blackshear, a wonderful woman I had the privilege of knowing for several decades, told me once that when she passed her eightieth birthday, she decided she wasn’t … Continue reading

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THE WORLD’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BABY

Mike with his dog Brownie. Mike playing in the dirt. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  … Continue reading

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KEEP ME IN THE DARK, PLEASE!

Let me take you back to 1964 when this southern girl didn’t have a nose full of hair and didn’t need lip liner.  But as you can see fromthe photo above, I was trying mighty hard to be alluring just … Continue reading

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IF THE SHOE FITS…

Faye wearing her size 10 shoes that she got married in and yes they are killing her feet. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and … Continue reading

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ROLL EAGLE—WAR TIDE!

 THE NIGHT THAT BENJAMIN ASKED ME TO MARRY HIM My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction,  and awarded the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available … Continue reading

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