Friday, April 20, 2007

Crappie? Catfish? No Trout!

Southern author Jack Kerley explains his sense of place with, "I’m a native of Newport, Kentucky, and live here today. Newport sits on a big swooping bend of the Ohio River, and is where Dixie meets the Midwest, and both meet Appalachia. When I was a kid, Newport was called the “Sin City of the South.” It’s nice to live in a town with a colorful past, like having a stripper aunt who went straight, but tells wild stories of the day.

I also spend a good deal of time in Fairhope, Alabama, on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. When first in the area, a decade or so back, I knew it would be a helluva place to set a story. There’s water in every direction, and my stories grow best in heat and humidity. When not writing, I fish. My idea of Heaven is waltzing into the Tennessee/North Carolina highlands with a pack on my back and a fly rod in my hand."


Literary Feline said...

At least I can say I attempted to reach another one of my new year's reading goals this year--catching up with one series, anyway. :-) I have read the first two of Jack Kerley's books and enjoyed them.

I went ahead and posted my list for the challenge. I considered putting Greg Iles on my list as I really want to read The Quiet Game, but your mentioning of Charlaine Harris got me all excited. LOL I feel like I'm cheating since I'm reading more genre based books for this challenge. Regardless I am thrilled to join in on the fun and I look forward to reading everyone's thoughts on their own choices!

maggie moran said...

Hey, thanks for mentioning him, Literary Feline. I didn't connect his Southern(ness) even after handing The Hundreth Man to my hubby a couple of summers back.

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maggie moran said...

Thank you so much Kely! This is very nice! :)