Write On, Mississippi!
Write On, Mississippi Chapter 14: Mary Miller
Mary Miller grew up in Jackson, Mississippi. She is the author of two collections of short stories, Big World and Always Happy Hour, as well as the novels The Last Days of California and Biloxi. Her stories have appeared in The Paris Review, the Oxford American, New Stories from the South, Norton's Seagull Book of Stories, American Short Fiction, Mississippi Review, and many others. She is a former James A. Michener Fellow in Fiction at the University of Texas and John and Renée Grisham Writer-in-Residence at Ole Miss. She lives in Oxford, Mississippi with her husband, Lucky, and her dog, Winter.
Write On, Mississippi Chapter 13: Mamta Chaudhry
Mamta Chaudhry's fiction, poetry, and feature articles have been published in the Miami Review, The Illustrated Weekly of India, The Telegraph, The Statesman, Writer's Digest, and The Rotarian, among others.
She lives with her husband in Coral Gables, Florida, and they spend part of each year in India and France. Haunting Paris is her first novel.
Write On, Mississippi Chapter 12: S. J. Rozan
S. J. Rozan, a native New Yorker, is the author of sixteen novels and six dozen short stories. Her work has won the Edgar, Shamus, Anthony, Nero, and Macavity awards for Best Novel and the Edgar for Best Short Story. She’s also the recipient of the Japanese Maltese Falcon and the Private Eye Writers of America Life Achievement Award.
Write On, Mississippi! Chapter 10: Casey Cep
Casey Cep is a writer from the Eastern Shore of Maryland. Her work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and The New Republic, among many other publications. Her first book, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, will be published by Knopf in May of 2019.
A proud graduate of the Talbot County Public Schools, she has an A.B. from Harvard College and an M.Phil. from the University of Oxford, where she studied as a Rhodes Scholar.
Write On, Mississippi! Chapter 9: Helen Ellis
Southern ladies have a code: If you don’t have something nice to say, say something not-so-nice in a nice way. Join author Helen Ellis, a New Yorker who clings to her Alabama accent like mayonnaise to white bread, as she tells you the unvarnished truth about what you think Southern ladies mean and what they really mean when they say things like, “Bless your heart,” and “He ain’t right,” and “You don’t need to get me anything!” Subscribe and take an unforgettable journey into the inner sanctum of the Calgon-scented, onion-dipped, monogrammed art of living as a Southern Lady.
Helen Ellis is the author of "American Housewife" and "Eating the Cheshire Cat." Raised in Alabama, she lives with her husband in New York City. You can find her on Twitter @WhatIDoAllDay and Instagram @americanhousewife.
Write On, Mississippi! Chapter 8: Ron Nixon
Ron Nixon of Lauderdale, Mississippi, is The New York Times’s homeland security correspondent. He is based in the Washington bureau, where he covers border and aviation security, immigration, cybercrime and cyber security, transnational crime, and violent extremism.
Mr. Nixon is the author of “Selling Apartheid: Apartheid South Africa’s Global Propaganda War” (Jacana Media, June 2015). He serves as the visiting associate for Journalism and Media Studies at The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Write On, Mississippi! Chapter 7: Marshall Ramsey
Marshall Ramsey is a two-time Pulitzer Finalist (2002 and 2006). His editorial cartoons are nationally syndicated by Creators Syndicate and have appeared in The New York Times, USA Today and The (Jackson, Miss.) Clarion-Ledger. He is the author several successful books including three cartoon collections, two short story collections (Fried Chicken and Wine and Chainsaws and Casseroles) and the delightful children’s book Banjo’s Dream.
Write On, Mississippi! Chapter 6: Kiese Laymon
Kiese Laymon is an American writer, editor and a professor of English and Creative Writing at the University of Mississippi. Laymon is the author of three full-length books: a novel, Long Division, and two memoirs, How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America and Heavy.