Since American Ghost came out last week (or week before? Is it passing that quickly?) I have been speaking and driving, and driving and speaking, in that order. After two years of conversation about cornbread and butter-beans with Cracker Kitchen, I thought the segue into American Ghost would be a mite bumpy, but so far, so smooth. Southerners love story, food, and history in about the same measure, and in final send-off of my years in test kitchen, food blogs, and cook-offs, I recommend a final recipe for your consideration, courtesy of my cousin Marcie. Click here to continue...
Janis Owens is a novelist, memoirist, folklorist and storyteller. She is a native of old Florida, born in Marianna in 1960. She attended public school, and the University of Florida, where she was a student of Harry Crews’ Creative Writing Workshop and earned a degree in English with a minor in Southern history.
She is active in Florida conservation, oral history, historic preservation and dedicated to the celebration and preservaton of small town Florida life. She is by trade a writer, and the award-winning author of MY BROTHER MICHAEL, winner of the Chautauqua South Fiction Award for Best Novel, MYRA SIMS, THE SCHOOLING OF CLAYBIRD CATTS, and THE CRACKER KITCHEN.
Her next novel, AMERICAN GHOST, will be published in October with Scribner.
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