Author Participants in January 2015

Jim Ritchie

                Jim Ritchie invites you to pull up a chair by his back porch swing at Ritchie’s Roost in Shocco, Mississippi and enjoy a mint julep. His easy, laid-back style of humor will keep you in stitches while he...

Dr. Rhythm

                    Dr. B. L. “Buddy” Fish has been an early childhood educator for over 40 years. He served as a teacher for over 20 years in birth through age 8 classrooms, an educational liaison, and an...

Bill Wilson

              Bill Wilson has worked as a portrait painter, gallery artist, jewelry maker and illustrator for over 20 years. His portraits and gallery work are in both corporate and private collections all over the country and...

Annie Oeth

                Working as a features editor, being a solo mom to four and keeping a collection of cats plus one dog — it’s all part of Annie Oeth’s day, all day, every day. “Because I Said So: Life in...

Charna Ainsworth

                Charna Ainsworth is an award-winning poet and author of The Letter, Mountain of God, Unlikely Christian Poetry Collection, and Shades of Persuasion. When she isn’t writing, you will find her reading, walking in...

Malcolm byrd

                Malcolm Byrd believes in a higher power and in our personal power as spiritual/human beings to improve the lives of others. He has written plays, children’s stories, and humorous social commentary. His...

Susan Marquez

                    Susan Marquez is a freelance writer based in Madison, Mississippi. After a 20+ year career in advertising and marketing, she began a professional writing career in 2001, and she has written over...

Belinda Stevens

                      Belinda J. Stevens was born in Yazoo City, Mississippi, the gateway to the Mississippi Delta, in 1948. She grew up in the turbulent sixties, and has a true appreciation for the difficulties...

Anita L. Dottes

                      About the Author, Anita L. Dottes Anita L. Dottes is a licensed clinical social worker who has spent her professional career helping individuals and families adjust to chronic illness. She is...

Glen Stripling

                Glen Stripling likes to write science fiction short stories.  A number of his tales have appeared in Shelter of Daylight and The Martian Wave.  His next story “Cultural Clash,” is coming soon in A...

Janet Taylor-Perry

                    Janet Taylor-Perry, a native of Laurel, Mississippi, a graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi with a BS in psychology, Belhaven University with a Master of Arts in teaching, and gifted...

Andy Oldham

                        Andy Oldham has lived in many different states as well as in Guyana, SA. He moved to Ridgeland, Mississippi after graduation from Anderson University in1980. He is where he belongs,...

Wynne Huddleston

                      Born in Texas, Wynne Huddleston lived in several states before the family moved back to Mississippi permanently when she was 8 years old. She began writing poetry and playing piano at an...

Larry Baron

                  Mr. Baron began his formal anthropological training as an exchange student at the University of the Americas in Cholula Puebla, Mexico and has a BA in Anthropology, Minor in Sociology from Adam State...

Lisa D McCraw Newell

                        Poetry can take you places, can make reality more beautiful and poetry can change lives. I write about those things which are true in my life. I write about love, history, grief, my...

Sherye Green

                      Born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, Green moved with her family to Jackson, Mississippi, at the age of two and has made Mississippi her home ever since. The crowning of Mississippi’s Cheryl Prewitt...
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