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  1. Leigh Ann says:

    I just read your Aug. 14, 2013 post, & loved it. Your Granny Teen was beautiful. Where did she live? My grand aunt Millie White Corbin worked at the cotton mill in Walhalla, SC & raised a son without help from the father in the ’30’s also. Her mother, my great grandmother, was Granny White, aka Tina Foster White & known as “Tine” , rhyming with line & fine. As you well know, there’s a mine of good material for writing tragic and great stories from that time. Wow- so glad the “jottin’ it down” DNA is in you! What a gift to all of us who are in your sphere of influence. May that sphere grow ever wider & bring gifts back to you & yours.

    • kristin says:

      Just now saw this! Can’t believe you had family in Walhalla, too! Teen lived in Walhalla and Greenville mostly, then moved to Mobile, Ala., just after her daughter was born, remarried, and lived thereabouts the rest of her life.

  2. Leigh Ann says:

    ok Kristen, I’m bordering on obsession here! I love your writing. I just read the May 2013 entry on going to Homecoming and I’m wondering where your Mamaw lives, and which church she attends. I’ve grown up going to my mother’s hometown church, Senoia Methodist, in Coweeta County Ga., about 50 miles sw of ATL , on the first Sunday in May for Homecoming, tho’ I’m not sure Jessica or her brothers have ever gone. I need to make sure they experience that! There’s not a cemetery on the church property in Senoia, so we always take a little ride to the local cemeteries where relatives are buried. My mom’s grandfather is buried in nearby Turin. They have an annual Tractor Pull & BBQ every summer- talk about sweltering! Is that event in your lexicon? It may be worth a field trip 🙂 My dad has taken me to several different Homecomings in Oconee County SC over the years- although some were in the fall at apple picking time. Thanks again for sharing!

  3. Leigh Ann says:

    Shut Up Doubt Monster was my last read. You are by no means, or in any way, a mediocre writer. Keep up that good work. I am so excited for you!!! You go girl 🙂 .

  4. Leigh Ann says:

    Tips for Naming Characters has made me think, for the second time at least , that you are an excellent teacher. Bert & I have always loved names, & we are constantly collecting & commenting on character names “for our next book”. You are inspiring me ! Thanks.

  5. Leigh Ann says:

    Wanna know the third time today I’ve thought that you are an excellent teacher? I just read Editing Advice on the Kirby Howell site! Excellent info. Thanks again- I’m learning.

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Historical fiction writer and reader. Procrastinator. Sewist. Slytherin. Fan of red lipstick, rock 'n' roll, and everything vintage.

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The Boy in the Red Dress

When her drag queen best friend is accused of murdering a socialite, a Jazz Age Veronica Mars searches for the real killer in the seedy underbelly and glittering upper crust of 1931 New Orleans.


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