Author, speaker, blogger Karen Spears Zacharias on ATS LIVE today!

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There is only one Karen Spears Zacharias and in about an hour, give or take a few minutes, she'll be on ATS LIVE to talk about her latest book, Mother of Rain. Here's a synopsis of the book: Maizee Hurd starts hearing voices soon after her mother's death. She is prone to hallucinations--"A brigade of roaches, some nearly three inches long, would line up around the bed in the morning". Her aunt and uncle try to protect her from distress.  Mother of Rain is an exploration of the nature of community in a rural setting. The people inhabiting Christian Bend are a sympathetic group, including the childless aunt and uncle who take Maizee in when her father abandons her; Burdy Lutrell, the mysterious, dark, Melungeon healer from over the mountain; Zebulon, Maizee's devoted husband, among … [Read more...]

Join ATS LIVE Monday, 21st, for some Duck Dynasty Fun!

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Big time Duck Dynasty fun coming to ATS LIVE tomorrow! Kay Robertson will in studio to talk about her new cookbook Miss Kay's Duck Commander Kitchen along with her co-author and co-grandparent, Chrys Howard. Kay is the revered matriarch of the Robertson family and star of A&E®’s Duck Dynasty®. Kay believes her cooking talents are a gift she must share, so she often ends up feeding all of the family and most of the neighborhood. Her most famous dishes are banana pudding, fried deer steak, crawfish pie, and sticky frog legs. Chrys is the mother of Korie Robertson, star of the A&E® hit TV show Duck Dynasty®. She was a senior editor and creative director for Simon & Schuster. She has edited and co-written more than 100 books, and is the author of nine books with more … [Read more...]

American Author Returns to ATS LIVE, Monday Oct. 14th!

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It's back! Hey y'all, join me this Monday evening for another fun evening on ATS LIVE as we welcome back AMERICAN AUTHOR! It's sure to be a great night on the porch. I can't believe it's been a full year since I premiered a reality segment called AMERICAN AUTHOR, but this is precisely the case, and it's past time for another round. The premise of AMERICAN AUTHOR is simple. A number of authors are supplied with a limited amount of time and several story starters (time, place, and props.)  Their mission: to create a tale on the fly! Our authors will then read their short stories and you, the listening audience, can cast a vote for your favorite on the All Things Southern Facebook Wall. Monday's contestants will be: LISA WINGATE Lisa Wingate lives on a ranch in Texas, where … [Read more...]

Canned Meat, Radio, Travel Plans, and Rotten Eggs– this post has it all.

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Hey y'all! This is a just a stream of consciousness/touching base/housekeeping type of post since I haven't been to the blog in weeks. Mind you, I'm still hosting ATS LIVE each Monday evening on Talk540 and producing new website and radio segments for my affiliates week in and week out, so I do hope all of you fine blog readers have found those All Things Southern efforts.  I'd hate to think I'm spitting in the wind here. Speaking of radio, there are a few new podcasts up for your listening pleasure.  I don't always get those up promptly, but it doesn't seem like the world stops turning during the delay and I haven't noticed masses of fans begging for quick links, so there's that. That's okay, though. I'm not complaining. I realize it's hard to find the time to listen to a whole hour of … [Read more...]

ATS LIVE will be swangin’ in just a few with special guest Beth K. Vogt

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Hey y'all! Sliding into the station right under the wire. You're right. You can file that under "What else is new, Shellie?" Hope you're making plans to join me on air for another laid back episode of the South's favorite radio show. The show that pleases your mama, lowers your blood pressure, and makes your kids sit up and act pretty. ATS LIVE will be kicking off in just a few 5:06 PM Central. It airs locally on TAlk540 KMLB and streams live for the listening ease of you darling readers/listeners/friends all across the land! My special guest today is author Beth K. Vogt! She'll be in to discuss her latest release, Catch a Falling Star! As always, you can enter to win a copy of Beth's book by leaving a "pretty please" on the All Things Southern Facebook wall. Oh, and why … [Read more...]