Southern belle with a story to tell. Refreshing iced tea served after literary punches thrown.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Sit down, let me pour you a glass of sweet tea..

Welcome friends, I'm glad you're here.  I see you found my blog, and hope you will find this little corner to be a spot where you can kick your feet up, relax, and of course, enjoy a glass of refreshing iced tea with me as we embark on a journey together.  Pull up a chair and sit down.

Let me tell you a little about myself--my name is Joey, and I love the south, everything about the south, and then some.  I grew up near Memphis, Tennessee, in a small town right over the state line in Mississippi.   Memphis is a unique spot to live in, because from downtown Memphis, you could drive into two other states during your lunch hour. Not only is the area unique because it's sandwiched between both Arkansas and Mississippi, but also because it's the home of the greatest barbecue in the world, the cradle of rock and roll,  and the place where the most flavorful, refreshing, iced tea in the world was my grandmother.  Oh and yes, she did indeed once serve her famous iced tea to a certain rock and roll singers' wife,  who happened to come over for dinner one day.  But that's for later, another story for another time.

As for me, I moved to Georgia as an adult, and reside a little north of Atlanta.  Don't worry, there's plenty of time, for us to get to know each other, as we've just become neighbors.

Every month, I'll highlight a different book I am reading, talk a little about the south and its' wonderful traditions and celebrations, pepper in some musings about my life and family, and discuss ways to improve our abilities as writers, right here, on my front porch.  I think you'll enjoy our weekly writers' exercise, one I've named, "The Cryptic Cookie", and think you'll find it a fun way to let your creativity flow, and discover it's also a great remedy to stave off  the dreaded writers' block.

It's getting a little chilly outside, so soon we might have to enjoy a cup of hot tea, rather than iced, during your visits in winter.  November is beautiful in Georgia, with the leaves falling and the sky the color of a robins' egg.

I hope you're enjoying your early Sunday afternoon, and look forward to your next visit.  Thanks for stopping by, and  come back soon.  When you return, I'll tell you about our adventure to the apple orchard and pumpkin patch, and in a few days, we'll have fun cracking the code of the "Cryptic Cookie" together.  Oh wait, before you go, tell me a little about yourself.  Do you love to write?  Are you an author or just an avid reader?  Who are your favorite writers?  What are you reading right now?