Read a Southern Book!

You don’t have to be southern to enjoy southern books!
If you have not read Mud Marbles and Delta, you should order them today! You can order through Amazon, Books-a Million, Barnes and Noble or from my publisher at TouchPoint Press. You can check with your local bookstore to see if they carry these books! Thank you and have a fabulous day!

Chocolate Cake Day!

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It has just been brought to my attention that today is National Chocolate Cake Day!  I normally do not bake chocolate cakes, because they are not my favorite. Although I do love the frosting, I’m still not going to bake one.
If you have just realized it is Chocolate Cake Day and have to have one, you can always run by your local bakery and grab a cupcake or a whole cake. You’d save lots of calories  with a cupcake rather than eating an entire cake. You may not need to save calories, and in that case, buy the whole cake!

Happy National Chocolate Cake Day!

Martin Luther King, Jr.

If I cannot do great things, I can do small things in a great way. –Martin Luther King, Jr.

king.jpgMartin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) was a Baptist minister and social activist who played a key role in the American civil rights movement from the mid-1950s until his assassination in 1968. Inspired by advocates of nonviolence such as Mahatma Gandhi, King sought equality for African Americans, the economically disadvantaged and victims of injustice through peaceful protest. He was the driving force behind watershed events such as the Montgomery Bus Boycott and the March on Washington, which helped bring about such landmark legislation as the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. King was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1964 and is remembered each year on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a U.S. federal holiday since 1986.


It is kindness that can refresh a weary soul.

We may never know when one kind gesture may spark kindness in another person.

One kind word might inspire someone else to do a good deed.

We all need to always keep growing in the kindness department.

Behind every act of kindness there is

Southern Fiction

“Mud Marbles” by Tolar Miles

Marilyn and Kathryn are sisters and neighbors whose favorite pastime is sipping martinis from mason jars on Marilyn’s front porch in the gulf front town of Orange Beach, Alabama, as they reminisce about family and the times they visited Cotton Tree. Miss Mincy is the girls’ source of stability and has given the entire family advice and inspiration throughout the years. While some could misconstrue Mincy’s presence, she is not a maid. She lives at the Chandler-Drake house in Cotton Tree. She is a family member of the Chandler-Drake household. A true southern lady, the only thing one might find “imperfect” about Mincy is that she never knew who her father was—until one day while going through some old boxes Avery Drake Montgomery finds Mincy’s birth certificate. This information and discovery of a new family changes Mincy’s life forever. Then there’s Delta, a distant cousin of the Drake family who comes to visit Cotton Tree from Savannah, Georgia for most family gatherings. Cousin Delta does not shy away from confrontation and will speak her mind even to the pastor of the First Baptist Church. She loves her bourbon and cola and livens up the atmosphere of every social event she attends. From sorority sisters shelling peas, to charity bake sales, and finding confederate gold in a hidden ballroom, Mud Marbles invokes the charm of the South and exposes long-buried secrets.