Have Mercy, Won’t You Stay?

By the time I finished praying, it was later than usual. I hated the idea of missing my morning kayak ride on Lake Providence, but it seemed like the smart thing to do. As much as I love starting the day on the water, the sun was climbing higher in the sky and my mind… Read More

Memorial Day Weekend

Hey y’all and Happy Memorial Day Weekend to everyone.  I wanted to drop in and let you know that ATS LIVE will be airing a classic tomorrow evening. I’ll really miss being with y’all, especially since I was out last week with the little Bellerinas’ dance recital. I don’t think I’ve missed two weeks in… Read More

Serendipity and Unanswered Prayers

Serendipity: a happy accident or pleasant surprise. Our lives are full of accidents and surprises. Being able to see the happy and find the pleasant in them– that’s the hat trick. More than a decade ago, after filling away yet another rejection letter, I squared my shoulders and took another path. I spent the next… Read More

Bring it on, FIFTY! This belle ain’t skeered!

The other day my author friend prefaced what she was about to say to me by telling me it would make me laugh. Duly warned, I was prepared for a chuckle but her next comment gave me the kind of belly laugh that I dearly love. Author Friend said I was “the sanest person she knew.” If you are… Read More

Story Stacking on a Lazy Dazy Sunday

The man is zeroed in on the Masters. I can see his blond head from here. I’m back porch writing in my new Swingasan. (LOVE this thing!) Just a little while ago Papa and Mama came by for a quick cup of coffee. While they were here our conversation turned to Mama’s parents, my beloved grandparents and… Read More

Just Doing a Little Light Reading

Wednesdays are bellerina days here at All Things Southern. The little belles and I get to play while their mother works and we all look forward to it. Right now, however, I’m under a little pressure to get the edits turned back into my editor for my latest manuscript. And that’s why, when my BFF offered… Read More