I am the author of a novel and a novella, both set in a small Alabama town and featuring some of the same characters. Life with Strings Attached was published in 2005, after it was selected as winner of the Paraclete Fiction Award. Miss Bertie Explains the Beginning of the World, published in 2020, is a small book with an empowering story that revisits the community twenty years later. Miss Bertie is available in paperback and ebook, via Amazon. Life with Strings Attached is available in ebook, or you can contact me at [email protected] to request a signed hardback copy for $25.