Southern Scribe
                   Our Culture of Storytelling

                                            February, 2002                                 Vol. 3, No.2     

Book News

Featured Thriller Author
"It's Always Been Words and Me"
An Interview with Sallie Bissell
by Robert L. Hall

The North Carolina mountains lend themselves to intrigue.  I can just look at the mountains and envision all sorts of things being possible.  They are a fictional gold mine, so to speak.  I guess I see them from a different perspective, being a Nashville flatlander—there, they don’t have particularly high mountains, some hills. 


Celebrating Our Culture
As Easy as a Mississippi Day
An Interview with Short Story Author John Floyd
by Elaine August

I think the biggest influence the South has had on my writing is that I've been listening to its stories all my life--stories told by family, friends, neighbors, even strangers passing through. When I was a kid I'd visit an elderly lady we called Aunt Betty (though she wasn't related to us at all) and listen for hours to tales so fascinating I remember them to this day. Almost everyone we knew told stories. And there's something special about those you hear while sitting in a porch swing, or on a pond bank, or beside your granddad's fireplace on a winter night.


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The White Dog is dancing in Japan.  Terry Kay's book is causing publishing news in Asia.  A Japanese film company has produced a new version of To Dance with the White Dog, which will be released in 125 theaters during Japan's Golden Week celebration in 2002

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February Calendar

2/4-3/27, 2002 Caught in the Creative Act
7-9, 2002 Florida Suncoast Writers
7-10, 2002 Florida Christian Writers' Conference
9, 2002 On the Brink: Emerging Southern Writers
16, 2002 Much Ado About Books
15-17, 2002 Reading Out Loud
22-24, 2002 Southern Voices
22-24, 2002 Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators Spring Conference
23-24, 2002 South Carolina Book Festival
2/27-3/3, 2002 Natchez Literary Celebration

2002 Calendar


Book Reviews

It Wasn't All Dancing, Mary Ward Brown, 2002
The Annunciation, Ellen Gilchrist, 2001
The One-Eyed Man, Larry L. King, 2001
The Swan House, Elizabeth Musser, 2001
The School of Beauty and Charm, Melanie Sumner, 2001
When Katie Wakes, Connie May Fowler, 2002
Blue Angels, Peter Huggins, 2001
The Stone Flower Garden, Deborah Smith, 2002


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