Welcome! I write with a southern accent…

I figured it was time to begin “the blog.”

I am a writer and my first book is finally finished. It only took five years of starting and stopping and starting again. Boy does life have a way of putting you on hold. Moving and getting married again at this age (which we are not going to go into at the present time) kept me quite busy for a time. However, I kept on writing, and since the novel is complete and heading toward an editor’s desk, I thought it was time to officially declare myself an author. I’ve written short stories for years, learning that the more I write, the more I learn, and the better my writing becomes. Currently, I’m working on my second book and a new short story.

I regress…The first novel is titled, Weather Permitting — it’s the story of Sara Palmer and her journey of self-discovery after a heartbreaking divorce in mid-life. Occasionally, I will post excerpts from the book, when it gets to the stage of “NO MORE EDITS” from my editor. I am considering making this the first novel in a trilogy.  We’ll see.

I love to write about strong southern women, the way they talk, express opinions, relate to each other, and how they treat the people they love. During my research, I find so many wonderful quotes–some borrowed from fantastic authors, so many southern tidbits. I’d love to hear from your bank of “southernisms.”

Please be patient with me…I’m new at this blogging thing, and thank you for joining me on this journey.

By the way, I’m currently re-reading Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. Have you ever read it? Or did you see the movie?

Loved this movie!!
Loved this movie!!

Southern quote for the week —

“Face it girls. I’m older and I have more insurance.” Fanny Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café

Have a wonderful week! See you soon.

Jody

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