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Growing Up in the South

We’re excited to have Leanna Sain back to tell her about her new book, Hoax, the newest installment of the Amelia Island Suspense series. Leanna joined us back in November 2019 to tell us about the first installment of the series. Hoax by Leanna Sain I never intended to write

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It was a beautiful, sunny, July morning. I was sitting in the hospital, waiting for my upper GI. Waiting! Waiting, because they had inadvertently overlooked me. This was just a few months over a year since my husband’s death. My thoughts drifted to him. I opened my purse—flipped through my

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Waiting. It’s a hard thing to do. I’m the type that when I want something or want to do something, I don’t want to wait for it. And that’s exactly where I have been in the past several weeks. Waiting. So, when my good friend and author, Jennifer Baker, sent

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It was the visitation of one lone black butterfly with blue satin on his wings making his appearance at special times in my life while going through the years of my husband’s illness and the despair after his death, that God used to bring me comfort and blessing.  In the

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Just after five, I woke. It was Easter morning, though I had not yet registered the fact.  The sound of little doggy toenails clicked, clicked, clicked across my hardwood bedroom floor. I bolted out of bed, pulled on my socks and jetted after the small hairy beast. I knew exactly

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This year at the 2020 West Coast Christian Writers Conference, I had the joy and privilege of meeting and making friends with Jennifer Baker. After getting to know Jennifer better, I was intrigued by her concern for others and genuine love for God. Shortly after meeting her, I asked if

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About Lydia Cameron

A South Carolina native, Lydia Cameron resides in the foothills of Northern California with her husband, youngest son, and six-pound poodle. Lydia is a pastor’s daughter, and for many years, has been involved in music ministry as a trained vocalist. Lydia began writing as a hobby when she was a teenager. She is presently a member of Writer’s Unlimited at Manzanita Arts Emporium and the Amador Fiction Writer Critique group. She has recently completed her first novel, Whispering Night, which is a southern fiction.

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A Writer From the South


Is it a dream, or perhaps true-life commemoration that haunts my memory? An enchanting summer evening where I am poised on Grandmother’s porch. Settled comfortably on the stoop—two skinny legs and dirty, bare feet poke from beneath my dress. In the yard, celebration swells in the air. Crickets, frogs, and other night creatures croon in harmonious serenade.

Darkness overtakes the cloudless sky. Lightning bugs rise from the ground to join in spirited dance. Across the distance a screech owl trills. At the edge of the woods, a whippoorwill calls for his mate. Behind a silhouette of oaks in the side yard, a graceful moon hangs brilliant in a Southern night sky.

On the porch’s far side, Grandmother, Granddaddy, Mother, and Daddy yarn another tale. A step beneath me, Sister curls into a ball, attempting to catch a lurking frog.

It’s the breath of honeysuckle that tickles my nose—honeysuckle and fresh apple pie…

Ah, memories––they breathe life into a weary soul. Precious memories of life in the South give rise to countless stories that flow through the pen of a Southern author.


I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.

– Maya Angelou

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