Well, that statement pretty much sums up what I do. I am a native daughter of the Appalachian mountains. Born in Northeast Tennessee, raised in Southwest Virginia, I’ve lived most of my live within a 30 mile radius. That is if you don’t count the times I ran off to the “big city” to see what all the fuss was about and finding out every time this place is home.
Over the next year or so, I will be releasing four novels. First up is THE IVY CREEK SEWING CIRCLE. It is a rewrite of a book I wrote nearly fifteen years ago as EMMYBETH SPEAKS. It’s amazing what happens when fifteen years pass. I took a look at my first attempt to write a novel and thought, you know, this needs a little work. So, after more than a little work, I am releasing THE IVY CREEK SEWING CIRCLE this summer. If all goes well and the creek don’t rise! :-)
Just in time for Christmas gift giving (how’s that for a hint?) I will release DIDAMA’S GARDEN. It’s another story I’ve been mulling around for years and have finally gotten down on paper. It will be ready for readers later this year.
Following up THE IVY CREEK SEWING CIRCLE and DIDAMA’S GARDEN are the tentatively titled LESSONS I LEARNED WHILE PLANTING ZINNIAS and MACK TOWN GIRLS. Each of the books tell the story of a woman and sometimes a group of women who face adversity but soldier through it with the help of family and friends. Family and friends are important themes in the lives of the people of Appalachia. They are especially to important in the lives of our womenfolk. It probably has a lot to do with the early settlers and the often extreme isolation they faced in those days. However, it’s a trait that is now ingrained in our DNA. And, I for one couldn’t be happier to pass along these stories, some based on my own experiences, most rooted in my imagination, but all coming from my heart.
Books will be available for order on AMAZON and at www.tammyrobinson.com.