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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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THE FAMILY REUNION OF ’52

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. My father’s family wasn’t big on family reunions.  They used … Continue reading

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A WEEK OF SURPRISES

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.   The week after I won the Yerby Prize, I … Continue reading

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Yerby Award for Fiction

In the photo, I am shown at the Augusta Literary Festival with Ted Dunnagan, the 2013 Yerby Award winner both published by NewSouth.  Also included is a closeup of the Award plaque I want to thank all of my friends … Continue reading

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THE PERSON WITHOUT WHOM…

I heard recently on television a request for essays on “the person who made the biggest difference in your life.”  Immediately, I knew who that person was for me.  I passed over both my parents, though they certainly influenced my … Continue reading

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POWDER AND PAINT

  HERE IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY NEWSOUTH BOOKS CONCERNING AN HONOR FOR HALLEY: NewSouth Books February 5 at 10:39am · Faye Gibbons never dreamed growing up in Carter’s Quarter, Georgia, that she’d be nominated for a fiction award named … Continue reading

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ROSIE AND BECK

                                      ROSIE                                                 ROSIE, FAYE, AND BECK HERE IS AN ANNOUNCEMENT MADE BY NEWSOUTH BOOKS CONCERNING AN HONOR FOR HALLEY: NewSouth Books February 5 at 10:39am · Faye Gibbons never dreamed growing up in Carter’s Quarter, … Continue reading

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NAKED AS A JAYBIRD

  Faye holding her latest book HALLEY  and wearing the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction.   (see … Continue reading

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THE CLOSING OF A LANDMARK

      Faye holding her latest book HALLEY  and wearing the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction. … Continue reading

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AND BABY MAKES THREE

  Faye holding her latest book HALLEY  and wearing the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction.   (see … Continue reading

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SEE THAT WOMAN WITH THE RED PANTS ON…

Faye holding her latest book HALLEY  and wearing the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction.   (see the … Continue reading

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NIGHT LINE NIGHTMARE

Faye holding her latest book HALLEY  and wearing the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction.   (see the … Continue reading

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LITTLE CABIN IN THE WOODS

Faye holding her latest book HALLEY  and wearing the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction. My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction.   (see the … Continue reading

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LOST IN THE WASH

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 at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon Well, folks, … Continue reading

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TAKING A STAND

My latest book, HALLEY, awarded 2015 Jefferson Cup Honor for Historical Fiction. Awarded the Moonbeam Silver Medal for Young Adult Fiction.                                     Available at: NewSouth Books: www.newsouthbooks.com/halley and Amazon I read a while back about a hunter who fell out of … Continue reading

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A TRIBUTE TO MARY ANN BUSHA HUTCHESON

She was a golden girl in our college days.  A natural blond, she had the lanky Julia Roberts look before Julia Roberts had it.  She even looked good in the awkward green pleated gym suits our college required in the … Continue reading

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