Write On, Mississippi!
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 2, Chapter 6: Shaun Hamill
Season 2, Ep. 6
A native of Arlington, Texas, Shaun Hamill holds an MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in the dark woods of Alabama with his wife, his in-laws, and his dog. A Cosmology of Monsters is his first novel.
Write On, Mississippi: Season 3, Chapter 15: Martha Hall Foose and Richard Grant
Season 3, Ep. 15
Pull up a chair to the fun table as two friends, Richard Grant and Martha Hall Foose, join Ellen Daniels in a conversation about Mississippi, Southern food, and wild dinner parties.Richard Grant is an award-winning author, journalist, and television host. He currently writes for Smithsonian magazine, The New York Times, Al Jazeera America, the Telegraph (UK), and several other publications. He grew up in London, England, and now lives in Jackson, Mississippi. His latest book is Dispatches from Pluto, a New York Times bestseller and Winner of the Pat Conroy Southern Book Prize. His previous books are Crazy River, God’s Middle Finger, and American Nomads.Martha Hall Foose is a cookbook author and storyteller. Her bestselling debut, Screen Doors and SweetTea, won the James Beard Award for American Cooking and the Southern Independent BooksellersAlliance Book Award. Martha makes her home with her family in the Mississippi Delta.
Write On, Mississippi SEASON 3, Chapter 14: Cassandra King Conroy and Mathew Guinn
Season 3, Ep. 14
Join these two Pat Conroy loving, Southern novelists for a podcast on WRITE ON, MISSISSIPPI! as they discuss Cassandra's new memoir, TELL ME A STORY.Cassandra King Conroy is an award-winning author of five novels, a book of nonfiction, numerous short stories, magazine articles, and essays. She has taught creative writing on the college level, conducted corporate writing seminars, and worked as a human interest reporter.King’s first novel, Making Waves has been through numerous printings since its release in 1995. Her second novel, the New York Times bestseller The Sunday Wife, was a Booksense choice; a Literary Guild and Book-of-the-Month Club selection; a People Magazine Page-Turner of the Week; Books-a-Million President’s Pick; Utah’s Salt Lake Libraries Readers’ Choice Award nominee; and a South Carolina Readers’ Circle selection. As one of Booksense’s top discussion selections, The Sunday Wife was selected by the Nestle Corporation for a national campaign to promote reading groups.The Same Sweet Girls was the national number one Booksense Selection on its release in January 2005; a Book-of-the-Month Club and Literary Guild selection; and spent several weeks on both the New York Times and USA Today bestseller lists. BothThe Sunday Wife and The Same Sweet Girls were nominated for Southern Independent Booksellers Association’s book of the year award. A fourth novel, Queen of Broken Hearts, set in King’s home state of Alabama and released March 2007, became a Literary Guild and Book-of-the-Month Club Selection as well as a SIBA bestseller.The fifth novel, Moonrise, was a SIBA Okra Pick and a Southern Booksellers bestseller, as was her book of non-fiction, released in 2013, The Same Sweet Girls Guide to Life.Most recently, King has been writing for Coastal Living and Southern Living as well as contributing essays to various anthologies. Her new book is a memoir, Tell Me a Story: My Life With Pat Conroy and it was released from William Morrow on October 29, 2019.
Write On, Mississippi: Season 3. Chapter 12: John F. Marszalek III
Season 3, Ep. 12
Join Mississippian John F. Marszalek III and New Orleans transplant, Robert "Bobby" W. Fieseler as they discuss John's new book, COMING OUT OF THE MAGNOLIA CLOSET: SAME SEX COUPLES IN MISSISSIPPI and Queer culture in the South.John F. Marszalek III is a National Certified Counselor and Licensed Professional Counselor in Mississippi. He has been a counselor educator for over 20 years and is currently clinical faculty of the online clinical mental health counseling program at Southern New Hampshire University. He received his PhD in counselor education at Mississippi State University. John's research has been published in chapters of edited books and professional counseling journals.Coming Out of the Magnolia Closetis his first book. Before moving back to Mississippi, John lived in Buffalo, NY, Washington, DC, Fort Lauderdale, FL, and New Orleans, LA. John lives with his husband and their two dogs in Starkville, Mississippi