Southern Fiction Author, Freelance Writer & Retired Clown

Author: Shannon

The Day I Caught Jason Isbell’s Guitar Pick (and other stories from Pilgrimage Festival)

The Day I Caught Jason Isbell’s Guitar Pick (and other stories from Pilgrimage Festival)

Every time I go to a music festival, I leave the event thinking: DEAR GOD WHY DID I DO THIS PLEASE NEVER LET ME GO TO ONE OF THESE AGAIN! But then I have a couple margaritas with my childhood best friends and someone mentions […]

7 Tips for a Spooktacular DIY Halloween Village

7 Tips for a Spooktacular DIY Halloween Village

In Florida, you can’t trust the weather to let you know when it’s fall. The calendar says that the autumnal equinox has passed, but the thermometer is still ordering up pina coladas and scheduling beach days. In such dire circumstances, I am left with no […]

9/11: What We Have Forgotten

9/11: What We Have Forgotten

I hate the “Never Forget!” rally cry of 9/11 …because sometimes I wish I could forget. I wish I didn’t know what it sounds like when a commercial airliner hits a skyscraper. Or the noise a falling body makes when it hits a roof. I wish […]