We discovered this from the archives. Michael's FINAL WORD story in Delta Magazine in 2017. It received numerous comments from Mississippians who lived during the years of the Gants, The Knights of Columbus, and other famous dance bands and songs from the 60s. Do you remember Double Shot of My Baby's … [Read more...]
Cheers to Nonnie Jules' RAVEreviews. Nonnie has managed to pull a dedicated team together in order to give writers and readers a chance to exchange ideas, announce new novels worthy of anyone's time, weed out the ones that don't cut the mustard, provide ongoing news from the book world, all the time giving back to the writing community. I salute Nonnie's … [Read more...]
Publisher's Weekly reviewed The Rector, and here's what they had to say: “Thompson’s engaging, high-energy Christian murder mystery is narrated by Martha McRae, a woman living in a small Mississippi town who seeks to solve the mystery of the sudden death of pastor David Baddour. Throughout the novel, readers are introduced to the cast of characters … [Read more...]
I just thank you for not opting out of my small group of subscribers on "Stay Up With Mystery" where I'll be posting updates on The Rector movie. And my next novel in the Solo series, The Sista. Truth is, I've been so involved in the screenplay for The Rector I've yet to get revved up about writing The … [Read more...]
My nephew, Wright Thompson, is the senior columnist for ESPN. He's won more writing awards than I would have room for in my giant library. He's at the Kentucky Derby this week. And his writing will mesmerize you, have you thinking about and falling in love with the most beautiful animal God created. If you love horses, think of Secretariat, Man … [Read more...]
And I'm almost too embarrassed to post it. DELTA MAGAZINE asked me to write about one experience I had growing up in Mississippi. I chose the Midnight to Dawn Dance, held every year at school's end.Delta Magazine A Night at the Midnight to Dawn Yazoo City has always been a mysterious dichotomy—part Mississippi … [Read more...]
My mother had a needlepointed pillow with this saying: "It's hard to be humble when you're from Mississippi."
While these words might sound like bragging, or arrogance to some people, they were never meant to convey that sentiment. Not at all.
The saying is more about a state of solitary pride than a state of boastfulness. Mississippians … [Read more...]
Tarot.Hanged man Tarot.Devil card (Click these for the cards.)
Tarot. Pronounced Ta-ROW. Origin (noun) 1590s, from French tarot (16c.), from Old Italian tarocchi of unknown origin, perhaps from Arabic Torah. The deck first used in Italy 14c., as playing cards as well as for fortune-telling. Can they tell the future? Give guidance to the … [Read more...]