Thursday, September 5, 2013

On Tour: Book Spotlight and a Giveaway! A Southern Place by Elaine Drennon Little

A Southern Place

Mary Jane Hatcher - everyone calls her Mojo - is beat up bad. She’s in the ICU of Phoebe Putney, the largest hospital in South Georgia, barely able to talk. How Mojo goes from being that skinny little girl in Nolan, a small forgotten town along the Flint River, to the young woman now fighting for her life, is where this story begins and ends.

Mojo, her mama Delores and her Uncle Calvin Mullinax, like most folks in Nolan, have just tried to make the best of it. Of course, people aren’t always what they seem, and Phil Foster--the handsome, spoiled son of the richest man in the county--is no exception.

As the story of the Mullinax family unfolds, Mojo discovers a family’s legacy can be many things—a piece of earth, a familiar dwelling, a shared bond. And although she doesn’t know why she feels such a bond with Phil Foster, it is there all the same, family or not. And she likes to think we all have us a fresh start. Like her mama always said, the past is all just water under the bridge. Mojo, after going to hell and back, finally comes to understand what that means.
About the author

Adopted at birth, I lived my first twenty years on my parents’ agricultural farm in rural southern Georgia. A public school music teacher for twenty-seven years, I continued to dabble with sideline interests in spite of my paid profession. Playing in my first band at age fourteen, I seem to almost always be involved in at least one. 

My writing began in high school, publishing in local newspapers, then educational journals, then later in online fiction journals. In 2008 I enrolled in the MFA program at Spalding University in Louisville, where upon graduation I finished my second novel manuscript. Recently retiring after eleven years as a high school chorus and drama director, I currently live in north Georgia with my husband, an ever-growing library of used books, and many adopted animals.  
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  1. I fell in love with this book from the very beginning - just the descriptions and the stories were enough to pull me right in. Little did I know that A Southern Place would take me back in time to the days when (the main character - Mo Jo) Mo Jo’s grandparents were working the land and the rich Georgia soil. Wherever this story was going, I was going with it. I wanted to know everything about this young girl, her parents, her grandparents, and especially her uncle Calvin (Cal for short).

    Thank you so much for hosting this author and placing her in the spotlight - I love the Book Bag!

    Thank you to Elaine for having the courage to press forward with publishing such a lovely work - I can't wait to read more from you!


    1. Thanks for the kind words, Crystal.And thanks for stopping by. I spotlighted the book and now I need to read it. It sounds fabulous!

  2. This book sound like something I would love! This is a new-to-me author and I'm going to be reading her books for sure!

  3. What a beautiful cover! Thank you for the giveaway, it sounds really interesting :)

  4. This book has peaked my interest!! I would love to read it!! Thank you for the giveaway!!

  5. This sounds like a lovely read! Thank you for bringing this new-to-me author to my attention!


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