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Donna Everhart
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Author of gritty southern fiction with a down home style.
Author of gritty southern fiction with a down home style.

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“Reminiscent of the novels of Lee Smith, Kaye Gibbons, and Sandra Dallas, Everhart builds a firm sense of place, portraying the tiredness and hope of a dry southern summer and voicing strong southern women.”  Booklist on THE FORGIVING KIND * Do you know…
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“Reminiscent of the novels of Lee Smith, Kaye Gibbons, and Sandra Dallas, Everhart builds a firm sense of place, portraying the tiredness and hope of a dry southern summer and voicing strong southern women.”  Booklist on THE FORGIVING KIND * I remember…
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What sort circumstances would make you unable to eat? What would affect you to the point of feeling physically ill at the idea of it? For me, losing “the girls,” Bella and Kiwi was one of those times. They both developed Stage IV kidney disease and we had…
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A couple of days before Thanksgiving, I began preparations for our holiday dinner with family. With approximately fifteen people showing up, it takes a lot of planning/coordination, so I try and start early as I can. There is so much to be thankful for…
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Okay. This is going to get a little personal as I’m about to share with all of you about a relationship gone wrong with someone a long time ago – how fun, right? I was a single mom, hard working, with little if any time for a social life. I had a friend…
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I have to admit, writing the “bad” characters in my stories are sometimes the easiest, which sort of begs the question about “write what you know,” meaning do I know a lot of bad people? No, not at all. I try and surround myself with only good, kind and…
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Sometimes you have so many irons in the fire, you just can’t get it all together. Thursdays are usually the days I write up and edit my post for my First Sentence Fridays – but today? I couldn’t make it happen. I have an unexpected deliverable, and found…
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My grandmother left my grandfather once. The details were sketchy as to what happened between them because the adults only whispered about it. It was a curiosity to me, these adult matters. Even mundane daily events. For instance, I loved to listen to my…
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Uh oh.  A little late this morning!  (I got my days mixed up.)  My family did not farm, and the only land owned was what our houses were built on. My grandmother did have a garden she enjoyed, not too big, and so did other family members here and there.…
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A child has an innate sense of fairness as early as – get this – nineteen months. I remember a family my parents rented a house to, and they had a little boy who was younger than me by a year or so. I was about seven, so that put him around five, maybe…
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