Just A Late July Update

I'm still not finished. But I'm close. I actually hit my word count goal last week; the new book is going to be a little longer than the first one, and I thought I would NEVER, EVER, EVER, EVER meet my word count. But I did - and now the … [Continue reading]

The Big Boo Cast, Episode 37

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Well, I know that I'm in the middle of a big ole bloggy break, but Melanie and I have been wanting to record a podcast, and the day before our friend Annie's new book comes out seemed like a fine and wonderful time (Annie book releases July 15th; Mel … [Continue reading]

Miss Mississippi 2014 Viewing Party

Before we get started, here's my standard viewing party call to order: We'll share our thoughts / observations / reactions in the comments. This is all in good fun, so let's please be mindful that somebody's mama or cousin or great-aunt Ethel … [Continue reading]

Keeping The Tradition Alive

Well, I'm still not finished with the book (getting close, though), but the Miss Mississippi pageant is this Saturday night. And quite frankly I don't see how I can possibly call myself a native Mississippian if I don't take a wee little break from … [Continue reading]

I Break For Books – Or, Well, For Book

So last night I spoke at a church in Kosciusko, Mississippi, and I wish I had videotaped the whole thing. I mean, not the part of me speaking because NO, I WOULD NEVER, but I wish I had taken some videos of the women talking to each other … [Continue reading]

Nerdy Thoughts That May Be Of Limited Interest


So one thing people might not necessarily assume about me - especially in light of my preoccupations with fried chicken and SEC sports and Bravo - is that I really like trying to figure out what makes people tick. I'm not exactly sure when I realized … [Continue reading]