Hard to believe I’m already promoting another book, but what can I say? I’m excited! A Southern Season: Four Stories from a Front Porch Swing is now available for pre-order! Its official release date isn’t until November, but for the print version of this 252-page collection, you won’t see a lower price than this $7.99 offer.
Eva Marie Everson, Claire Fullerton, Ane Mulligan, and I each picked a season and an area of the great American South in which to create stories that will touch you, make you laugh, cause you to think. My story, Ice Melts in Spring, takes place on the Texas Gulf Coast, so it won’t be long before I’m redecorating all my social sites with beach scenes. I have to admit, I get a kick out of decorating.
Author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books, including the award-winning The One True Love of Alice-Ann, Eva Marie is the managing editor of Firefly Southern Fiction imprint of Lighthouse Publishing of the Carolinas. She lives near Savannah, Georgia, and unabashedly owns her Southern accent.
Originally from Tennessee, Claire Fullerton is the author of the newest Firefly rave, Mourning Dove. According to Kirkus, Mourning Dove is “an accurate and heart-wrenching picture of the sensibilities of the American South.” Claire lives in California now and has three titles available. She has been a finalist in several literary contests.
The ever-fun, ever-zany Ane Mulligan is author of the Chapel Springs series: “With a friend like Claire, you need a gurney, a mop, and a guardian angel.” She is also one of the authors of Coming Home: a Tiny House Collection with me and five others. Also from Georgia, Ane is closer to the Atlanta area, but her accent is no less Southern.
Being from Texas, I have dual allegiances. I feel Southern, thanks to my rural- Georgia heritage from my father. But I’m a Texan, and though deep east Texas is much like the American South, the state’s size demands it to be an entity of its own. I’m not always sure where I fit in.
Big-time marketing won’t happen until closer to November, but I did want to tell y’all about the pre-order price. If you want to know more about our collection, go to my website, Linda W. Yezak, where you can also read the first chapter of Ice Melts in Spring.