December, 2000                              Vol. 1, No. 10   

Book News

The Affrilachian Poets will present a Kwanzza reading on December 27th at 6 p.m. at the Carnegie Center for Literacy and Learning in Lexington, KY.  

Poet Rhonda Nelson of Tampa, Florida and fiction writer Jeanne Leiby of Orlando, Florida were selected as the winners of Poets & Writers 2000 Writers Exchange Program.

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December  Calendar

No events in December, but some great events are coming in 2001.  Be sure to check the calendar.


 2001 event calendar

Book Reviews
Blackberries, Blackberries

Some Personal Papers

Voices in the Sand

Deep Sleep

Permed to Death

Hair Raiser

Southern Style Christmas

Southern Fried Football

A Portrait of Southern Writers

Wooden Churches: A Celebration

About Southern Scribe


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Celebrating Our Culture
Essayist and Journalist Philip Martin
by Robert L. Hall

“I am thrilled by language, I love knocking words together, kicking out sparks and occasionally starting brush fires. . .I often feel like a pyromaniac, an illicit-feeling.  Glee rises in me.  It’s a good feeling.” 

This is how Philip Martin, critic and columnist for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Little Rock, Arkansas and author describes his work.     


Featured Mystery Author
Nancy Cohen: 
Wit and Humor Solves the Mystery
by Elaine Schiller August
Nancy J. Cohen is fast becoming a true force in the straight mystery genre with her second book in The Bad Hair Day Mysteries series coming out in December.  Hair Raiser is Nancy’s newest title and her sixth published book.  This story is eagerly awaited by fans who got hooked on spunky hairstylist sleuth, Marla Shore, in the first book in the series, Permed to Death.  Set in South Florida, Nancy’s  stories capture today’s pace and generate the same glowing energy as Marla shares with her creator. Both present a feminine presence, off-set with dry, witty humor that draws you into their web of action. I had the pleasure of speaking with the author over lunch; dining out is one of her favorite pastimes.   
Featured Romance Author
Patricia Potter:
Where History and Romance Meet
by Robert L. Hall

Patricia Potter is a bestselling and award winning author of twenty-eight books and six novellas. She has more than two million books in print.  Her current book is The Black Knave, the first book in a new Scottish trilogy. Her next book is The Perfect Family, a romantic suspense, which will be released by Berkley in January. The Black Knave made the USAToday Bestseller List and was selected by the Doubleday Book Club for its Romance Club.






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