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                   Our Culture of Storytelling

                                                    July, 2001                         Vol. 2, No.7     

Book News

Celebrating Our Culture
Living in the Danger Zone:
An Interview with Authors Bill and Fran Marscher
by Joyce Dixon

Allison has been blamed for at least 41 deaths and dozens of injuries.  Louisiana and the area surrounding Houston, Texas had up to 40 inches of rainfall.  More than 20,000 people were forced from their homes.  Hurricanes are serious business, and Allison was just a tropical storm. 

Bill and Fran Marscher are natives of Beaufort, South Carolina. Together, this husband and wife team has written a fact-filled book entitled, Living in the Danger Zone: Realities about Hurricanes.


Featured Romance Author
Exploring the Dark Side of Love
An Interview with Author Katherine Sutcliffe
by Joyce Dixon

USA Today bestselling author Katherine Sutcliffe is the author of 21 novels.  She has worked as Consultant Head Writer for the daytime dramas “As The World Turns” and “Another World.”  Sutcliffe is nominated for two Romantic Times Magazine Awards:  Career Achievement Award for Best Historical Story Teller of the Year and Best Historical Adventure (for Notorious).

Featured Poet
Moments in Time, Frozen in Verse
the poetry of Mick Denington
by Robert L. Hall

Recipient of the Grand Conference Award for Prose at the 2001 Arkansas Writers’ Conference, Mick Denington has written poetry almost exclusively for the past eight years. He is regularly called upon to judge poetry contests, is active in writing organization, as he has served as president of the Mid South Writers’ Association, director of the Mid South Spring Writers’ Festival and Editor-in-Chief of Writers on the River. Currently, he is vice president of the Poetry Society of Tennessee and Chairman of the Board of the Tennessee Writers’ Alliance.  In 1997 he was designated a Laureate Man of Letters at the World Congress of Poets which was held at Buckinghamshire College in High Wycombe, England. 


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Southern mysteries lost their third author this year with the death of Nora DeLoach  on June 20, 2001. The author of the "Mama" series died from complications from the treatment of leukemia.

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July Calendar

13-15, 2001 Appalachian Writers Association Conference
17-22, 2001 RWA National Conference - New Orleans
17-29, 2001 Sewanee Writers' Conference
20-21, 2001 Harriette Austin Writers Conference
22-27, 2001 Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference
22-27, 2001 Tennessee Young Writers' Workshop
27, 2001 North Carolina Writers' Conference
25-29, 2001 Writing the Region
26-27, 2001 Emory Summer Writers' Institute & Festival
28- 8/4, 2001 Appalachian Writers' Workshop

  2001 Calendar


Book Reviews

Living in the Danger Zone, Bill & Fran Marscher, 2001
The Dry Well, Marlin Barton, 2001
Fever, Katherine Sutcliffe, 2001
Darkling I Listen, Katherine Sutcliffe, 2001
TRUELOVE and Homegrown Tomatoes, Julie Cannon, 2001
Gotta Get Next to You, Lynn Emery, 2001
Journeys Through Paradise, Gail Fishman, 2001
Faces of Freedom Summer, Herbert Randall & Bobs M. Tusa, 2001
Miss Woman, Ann V. Richards, 2001
The Most Beautiful Villages and Towns of the South, Ramsey & O'Kain, 2000
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