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Shellie Rushing Tomlinson says she is, "...a Jesus-loving, humor-gathering author, speaker, radio host, and down-home Southern cook who believes the best meals come with the story." And she shares her tasty stories in her cookbook, Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce.
Five copies of Shellie's southern cookbook, Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce are waiting to be given to book club readers. Email, say hello, welcoming her to the book club, and you are automatically entered in the drawing. Email: email@example.com
Welcome to the book club author Shellie Rushing Tomlinson ...
I've been a true blue bookworm since I was a little girl growing up on the end of a dirt road in rural Louisiana, miles from the town where we attended school. As much as I loved summer vacations, those months held one serious drawback for my word loving self. No access to the school library!
Thank heavens for the East Carroll Parish Book Mobile! Twice a month, that traveling library from nearby Lake Providence, Louisiana, lumbered down our country road bearing a precious load of words. To this day I remember how it felt to open that door and step out of the heat and humidity that marks our summers, and into what I considered air conditioned heaven. I wasn't fond of the bookmobile's six books checked out per child rule, but I soon found a way around it. I'd do chores for my sisters in exchange for their allotted books, since they weren't fired up about reading, anyway. Score!
My book addiction grew with me and fueled my heart's secret dreams. I would become a famous author/photojournalist who would travel the world and write amazing things that would inspire people everywhere. And then life happened. A certain adorable blond graduated college and returned to our hometown just as I was graduating high school. The Blonde, also known as Phil, turned my heart into mush and my plans on their head!
We've been married 35 years this past August. We live, love, and farm thirty minutes from that country road of my childhood. We have two amazing kids who grew into awesome young adults, met and married their own true loves, and have since presented us with five of the cutest grandkids ever.
Oh, and I might not be inspiring the world, but I do sling words out far and wide, as an author, speaker, and radio host known as The Belle of All Things Southern. Right now, I'm giddy with excitement over my newest "baby," a storytelling cookbook called Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce. And get this--five days out of seven a big brown truck lumbers down my long driveway and delivers a stack of free books to me from publicists hoping to secure their author an interview on my radio program! I think that's a wondrous thing. That word hungry little girl with the hoot owl glasses, growing up at the end of that dirt road--it would've been beyond her wildest dreams.
--Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
Five copies of Shellie's southern cookbook, Hungry is a Mighty Fine Sauce are waiting to be given to book club readers.
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