Savannah Spooks: The Legend of Alice Riley

by Jacqueline Patterson @jacpatterson

You feel the silence like a weight on your soul. Above you, a hiss of wind shifts the moss dangling from the rows of dying oaks.

Witches’ hair, the locals call the moss.

Tonight, in the heavy atmosphere, you’re almost ready to believe there are faces on the other side of the moss.

One of the South’s most haunted cities, Savannah allegedly has a ghost on every corner. Tourists who know nothing of the legends call police when they run into a distressed soul, only to later discover the one seeking their aid has disappeared.

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Savannah Spooks

Frankly,

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How to be a Southern Belle in Ten Easy Steps

by Jacqueline Patterson @JacPatterson

Paige's Plantation - How to be a Southern Belle in Ten Easy Steps

Paige’s Plantation – How to be a Southern Belle in Ten Easy Steps

Have you always wanted to be a Southern Belle, but were raised in the foreign field beyond the Mason-Dixon line? Follow these fail-proof tips and you’ll soon convince anyone you were raised on Tara.

1. Use “y’all” like salt; sprinkle a little bit everywhere. We’ll be testing you according to your ability to use common Southern speech. Bless your heart.

2. Learn how to make good biscuit. Note that I DID NOT SAY BISCUITS. Biscuits –plural— are the nasty glob you find in … read the rest. . .

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Jacqueline Patterson’s Key to Success

Jacqueline Patterson’s Key to Success

by Jacqueline Patterson @jacpatterson

Frankly, My Dear . . . Jacqueline Patterson's Key to Success

Frankly, My Dear . . . Jacqueline Patterson’s Key to Success

“The more we work to help others,
the more we begin to enjoy the life we’re living.”

I raised my heavy-lidded gaze from the laptop screen and the quote on the coffee cup stared back at me. Like I really have time!

My eyes shifted to the blinking light on the phone, the sure indication that yet more messages were waiting for me.

I couldn’t take care of the rest of the world.

I turned my phone so I could … read the rest. . .

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Where Is My Creativity? by Jacqueline Patterson

Frankly, My Dear . . . : Where is My Creativity?

by Jacqueline Patterson @jacpatterson

From Molly Jo:
I met Jacqueline last year at the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference. Since then, she’s been highly active in the Firsts in Fiction podcast audience, and on social media. If you follow either of us (more her) on Twitter or Instagram, you’ll see what I mean. She’s my kind of person! Snarky, social, and steady. When asked what three things define our friendship, she responded, “Love of the written word/writing, laughter, and fun ideas/plans. Plus, we both like to cook!” read the rest. . .

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