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John Sledge

John Sledge
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An Author's Calling

The last time I interviewed Michael Knight, he was a 20-something winner of the Playboy college fiction contest with both a short story collection (“Dogfight”) and a...

Tinseltown Storyteller

Fannie Flagg calls me in Flagstaff, Ariz., from Santa Barbara, Calif., two of the most un-Southern places imaginable, but when we connect it’s...

The Test Dive

The H.L. Hunley is famous as the first submarine in history to successfully sink an enemy warship. The attack took place off Charleston harbor in February 1864. ...

Winning the Writer’s Race

In the constellation of writers with Mobile connections, Zoe Fishman is probably one of the least known in her hometown. But, given her thousand-watt talent, ...

A Penman for All Seasons

Sonny Brewer arrives for our interview perched atop a long, black-seated gray scooter with two boxes of books duct-taped behind him. Settled inside the Windmill Market, ...

A Legendary Penman

I meet Winston Groom at a Downtown Fairhope eatery on a gloomy, gray, wet and chilly day, “good writing weather, ” he calls it. Indeed,...

Literary Charm

To read one of Margaret Cunningham’s three novels is to be carried away on a light and entertaining romp that suggests nothing so much as the plot of...

A True Man of Letters

How do you find the universal in the particular?” asks Mobile Bay-area wordsmith Roy Hoffman while  we enjoy a relaxing lunch on the Causeway. In fact, the...

Snippets from Southern Pages

From the Foreword by Walter Edgar And it is Sledge’s love of books, his passion for the written word, that is evident in his own...

Write On: A Southern Voice

There isn’t an ounce of writer’s ego in Michael Morris. In fact, if you were to meet him casually and ask what he does, he’d likely...

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