Welcome! I write with a southern accent…

I figured it was time to begin “the blog.”

I am a writer and my first book is finally finished. It only took five years of starting and stopping and starting again. Boy does life have a way of putting you on hold. Moving and getting married again at this age (which we are not going to go into at the present time) kept me quite busy for a time. However, I kept on writing, and since the novel is complete and heading toward an editor’s desk, I thought it was time to officially declare myself an author. I’ve written short stories for years, learning that the more I write, the more I learn, and the better my writing becomes. Currently, I’m working on my second book and a new short story.

I regress…The first novel is titled, Weather Permitting — it’s the story of Sara Palmer and her journey of self-discovery after a heartbreaking divorce in mid-life. Occasionally, I will post excerpts from the book, when it gets to the stage of “NO MORE EDITS” from my editor. I am considering making this the first novel in a trilogy.  We’ll see.

I love to write about strong southern women, the way they talk, express opinions, relate to each other, and how they treat the people they love. During my research, I find so many wonderful quotes–some borrowed from fantastic authors, so many southern tidbits. I’d love to hear from your bank of “southernisms.”

Please be patient with me…I’m new at this blogging thing, and thank you for joining me on this journey.

By the way, I’m currently re-reading Fannie Flagg’s Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café. Have you ever read it? Or did you see the movie?

Loved this movie!!
Loved this movie!!

Southern quote for the week —

“Face it girls. I’m older and I have more insurance.” Fanny Flagg, Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Café

Have a wonderful week! See you soon.

Jody

Published by jodywritessouthern

Jody Herpin writes with a southern accent. Re-discovering her love of writing in the last ten years, she has completed her second novel, "Relative Consequences," and is currently researching her third. In 2015, Jody received First Place for Novel Submission at the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop for "Weather Permitting." In 2014, she received Third Place for the Microcosm Award at the Southeastern Writers Association Workshop for her piece, "View of a Lifetime." She's constantly reading, researching and soaking up knowledge about her craft. Born in Savannah, Georgia, she has lived most of her life in the South, attending Decatur High School in Decatur, Georgia and living in Alabama, Georgia and North and South Carolina, Florida and Virginia. If she's not writing, she is decorating her home, attempting to paint with watercolors, reading, rediscovering the guitar, walking her Mini-Australian Shepherd, Bella, or cheering for her beloved Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. Jody married the love of her life in 2014, and she and her husband, Mike Boggioni, a professional musician, live north of Atlanta, Georgia. She has two grown children and six amazing grandchildren all of whom live close enough "to holler at."

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