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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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THE RICHEST MAN IN TOWN

Benjamin about 14 years 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 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.  Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and … Continue reading

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HAVE A CUP OF COFFEE

Kiva Koffeehouse 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. I enjoy … Continue reading

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IN THEIR FOOTPRINTS

Organ Trail Tracks Near Guernsey, Wyoming 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 … Continue reading

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SURVIVING A SLOT CANYON

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 Faye Hiking in Grand … Continue reading

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DADDY GOES FISHING

 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 As a young man, … Continue reading

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DOING A JOB RIGHT

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 Amazo I loved my late … Continue reading

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TOMMY SHOWS HIS GOOD SIDE

My Benjamin at about 4 years old. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction.   (see the following web address for more information)     http://www.newsouthbooks.com/pages/2015/10/20/halley-wins-moonbeam-awards-silver-medal/                                                           Available … Continue reading

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BUYING ON TIME

Mama and Daddy in the yard of the house they finally bought–November 1958 My family was poor in my growing up time, but we did not really see ourselves as poor, since we always knew people worse off than us–sometimes … Continue reading

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MAMA AND JIMMY SWAGGART IN NEW ORLEANS

My mother was not one to go strollicking too often.  It was way too much trouble.  “I druther stay home,” she’d say even as us young’uns were piling into the car for whatever trip had been forced on her.  If … Continue reading

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LOOKING FOR THE GOOD

  Lura and Gene Atkins Newly Married Lura and Gene Atkins Celebrating Their 50th Wedding Anniversary   Lura Johnson Atkins always looked for the good in every person or situation.  I used to say that if a hurricane blew away … Continue reading

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TALKING TURKEY

My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction, awarded the 2015 Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction, and the 2016 Frank Yerby Award for Fiction.   When my husband’s Uncle Tommy was born he almost … Continue reading

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