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The graveled road

Several years before Tink and I married, I built a house that, eventually, would become our home together. This French Country cottage suits us very ... » Read More

What was Lewis Grizzard's favorite hymn?

When I wrote about the night that a woman arose at a little church we were visiting in Highlands, NC, and proclaimed that her favorite ... » Read More

When two worlds blend

It is no secret that when John Tinker arrived in the rural heartland of the Deep South, he was thrust into a cultural environment as ... » Read More

Cursive writing returns

A few years ago, I was saddened to hear from my niece, Nicole, that her children were not learning to write cursive because it had ... » Read More

A real character

Tink was away from home, working on a new drama series for Sony. He was leading the writers' room where a group of television scribes ... » Read More

On the road with Mama

It was November, 1999, one month after my first book had been released and had made best-seller lists across the nation, aided greatly by Barbara ... » Read More
Snowman memories won't melt

Snowman memories won't melt

It was sad to see life drip from their formerly vibrant bodies. Slowly shriveling in the sun, they left piles of carrots, buttons, trucker caps ... » Read More

For the record

When I was a child, from the time I was old enough to sit on the floor and play with my toes until far past ... » Read More

The little red-headed girl

It was many years ago - over two decades now - that I attended a writer's conference in hopes of learning how to write a book ... » Read More


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