Meet Author Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Recently, SLR Contributor, Rhett DeVane, had the pleasure of reading and reviewing Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavyby Shellie Rushing Tomlinson. When she contacted the author for this interview, Shellie was busy preparing for the possible worst-case scenario of the Mississippi River flooding her hometown. Even with this, she promptly replied with her usual humor and distinctive Southern […]

Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy, by Shellie Rushing Tomlinson

Click to Buy Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy: The Belle of All Things Southern Dishes on Men, Money, and Not Losing Your Midlife Mind By Shellie Rushing Tomlinson Available: May 3, 2011, (Berkley Trade) Reviewed by: Rhett DeVane      Author Shellie Rushing Tomlinson understands everything there is to know about Southern Belles, from how […]

The Queen of Palmyra, by Minrose Gwin

Click to Buy   The Queen of Palmyra by Minrose Gwin Review by Rhett DeVane      Minrose Gwin’s novel The Queen of Palmyra beautifully captures the delicate tipping point between Florence Forrest’s tormented childhood and young adulthood. At a time when eleven-year-old Flo should be giggling with friends, she is forced instead into the dark […]

The Glass Madonna, by Donna Meredith

Click to Buy Reviewed by Rhett DeVane A masterful blend of history and fiction, The Glass Madonna, by Donna Meredith, provides a window into one woman’s hard-scrabble journey from abuse and neglect to independence and self-reliance. Sarah Stevens comes of age during the ’70s: a time of liberation and sexual freedom for women. But old […]