News - March 2001  

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The author of Ahab's Wife, Sena Jeter Nasland has won the Harper Lee Award for Alabama's Distinguished Writer 2000.  Naslund, a Birmingham native who teaches at the University of Louisville, will be presented the award at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville May 3-5.  

Mystery author and Agatha Award winner Elizabeth Daniels Squire, 74, died unexpectedly February 25, 2001 in California. She had stopped to visit her son after a business trip to Alaska.

Squire worked as a journalist before publishing her first novel in 1990. She wrote seven mysteries set in North Carolina and Tennessee that followed the adventures of Peaches Dann, an absent-minded amateur sleuth.

Silver Dagger Mysteries has created a tribute page for Elizabeth Daniels Squire -- 
Remembering Liz: 

Memorials may be sent to the Asheville-Buncombe Community Christian Ministries at 30 Cumberland Ave., Asheville, NC 28801.

Elizabeth Daniels Squire home page 

Regional Book Signings

March 24, 2001.  1-3 pm.
Virtually Southern Books, 108 North Main Street, Clayton, GA
Deborah Smith will be signing On Bear Mountain.

Call for Papers
The Southern Picturesque (deadline: March 15, 2001)
19th Century American Women, North and South (deadline: March 30, 2001)
The Society for the Study of Southern Literature Conference (deadline: October 15, 2001)


O, Georgia! and O' Georgia Too! Writing Competitions (deadline: March 15, 2001)
Tennessee Mountain Writers Writing Contest (deadline: March 11, 2001)
Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction (deadline: May 31, 2001)

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