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Do you remember when I sent out an essay about Emmett’s boyhood home to Saw Palm: Florida Literature and Art?

Good news! They’re going to publish it in the… 26 more words


In Praise of Sponsorship

As of April 27, I will have 10 years’ sobriety in AA.

Putting down the drink was the easy part of getting sober. Keeping away from the damn drink was the hard part — and I surely would not have accumulated this much time, one day at at time, unless I had some help. 756 more words

The Writing Life

Three Years

I started the Emmett Wilson book blog three years ago, about a month before my first research trip to Pensacola.

The blog wasn’t my idea, but my husband’s. 391 more words


Venture into Short Story

Writing a short story is different from writing a full length novel. Every word has to count. You need to establish mood, setting and character in just a few words. 299 more words

Women And Writing

One Less

I’ve received my first Emmett Wilson writing project rejection letter!

I’m not broken up about it; actually, it is a relief of sorts. As I mentioned in an earlier post, I wasn’t completely happy with the story, because I felt like I was forcing Emmett and a story about his life into this topic framework. 130 more words


Heirlooms United

Here is an absolutely wonderful treasure trove of vintage autograph albums, photo albums, calling cards, journals — everything I would love to have about Emmett Wilson or any other of Emmett’s friends. 33 more words

Research Status

Grits the Dog

The Internet says today is National Puppy Day, and with that, I give you a little story about a dog in Emmett’s life, named Grits. 318 more words