About the Author

Jimmie Meese Moomaw was “born and raised” in Brookhaven, Mississippi. Named by her Daddy eighteen years before she was born, she grew up as the only child of alcoholic parents in the Deep South during the 40s and 50s. Though she left Mississippi in the 60s
to go to graduate school, she never lost touch with her Southern roots. Moomaw taught communication courses on the college and university level for 40 years. Now retired from teaching, she is a political consultant, writer, and popular public speaker living in Avondale Estates, Georgia.

Quote from the Author
“I'll never know for sure who or what I might have been or would have been if I had been born in Connecticut or Detroit, but I am now sure that I am who I am in large measure because I was born in ‘Home Seeker’s Paradise’ and lived a Southern fried childhood, complete with horses and healers and heathens and whores and flawed parents who loved me both too much and not enough.” ~
Jimmie Meese Moomaw

She writes, “You might be tempted to believe the Gothic characters you see in the movies with the bad, bad southern accents are the products of the alcohol-induced dementia of failed novelists turned B-movie screenwriters, but the South I grew up in was peopled with characters like Lola in An Epitaph for Lola and Fonnie. They walked into and out of my Daddy’s little country grocery store and service station every day of the week. People like them were the stuff of Truman’s and Tennessee’s and Willie’s and Eudora’s fiction.
They were the stuff of my everyday life and reality.”

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