Southerners are a little bit crazy–just ask us. We wallow in our eccentricities, spin our tall tales, and nurture our ghosts and ghouls and crazy old aunts stuck up in the attic.
I’m in the process of setting up a new website dedicated to paranormality with a Southern accent and am trying to create a database of authors from the South, or who write about the South. I’m looking for authors of Paranormal Fiction: urban fantasy, paranormal romance, and horror, both adult and YA. You can get a quick sneak peek by clicking HERE, though there isn’t much to see yet.
For planning purposes, I am considering “Southern” states who seceded from the Union during the War of Northern Aggression (aka The Late Unpleasantness). Never mind that all my Alabama relations fled to Illinois and joined up with the Union, or that my part of the state seceded from the Confederacy. We have to have some boundaries. So that means (drum roll):
Send me names! I have a talented group of Southern writers who’ll be joining me to offer reviews, essays on Southern mythology, general blogginess, and even Southern recipes, art, and music. We hope to roll out by the end of the month. Stay tuned!
PS. To start us off, I’ll get a few out of the way: Charlaine Harris, Stacia Kane, Sherrilyn Kenyon. Now, keep it going! I’ll choose one commenter at random next week to win the latest in Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse series, Dead in the Family.