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Brenda Sutton Rose For someone like me, someone who often stumbles over her own words in social situations, writing is a way to express myself. Through writing, I create…moreFor someone like me, someone who often stumbles over her own words in social situations, writing is a way to express myself. Through writing, I create images, conversations, places, and entire worlds, and I do it with no fear. In "Dogwood Blues," my debut novel, I express my joy of writing through one of my characters, Kevin Kilmer. He tells his students that he writes books with words. Numerous words. Words that stomp and stare and crush and collapse and boogie and bang and scream and laugh and manipulate.

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Brenda Sutton Rose The southern landscape and the people of the South influence me. The eccentric people, the common people, the privileged people, the prejudiced…moreThe southern landscape and the people of the South influence me. The eccentric people, the common people, the privileged people, the prejudiced people, the religious people, the scarred and damaged people--I find inspiration in people and place. Stories grow out of the southern soil. Stories grow out of the southern hearts. Inspiration abounds in this place.(less)
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“Faded beauty clings like dust to the shadows of her chiseled face. A straight-spined woman, she holds her head stiff and elevated, her chin jutting out, her lips tight and cobwebbed, as though she’s never spoken poetry, never prayed with a smile on her mouth, never licked syrup from her lips.”~~Samuel’s Wife by Brenda Sutton […]
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“Ask me about my childhood, and I will tell you to walk to the edge of the woods with a choir of crickets chirping from every direction, a hot, humid breeze brushing through your hair, your feet, bare and callused. Stand there, unmoving, and watch the dance of ten thousand fireflies blinking on and off in the darkness. Inhale the scent of cured tobacco, freshly plowed southern soil, burning leaves, and honeysuckle. Swallow the taste of blackberries, picked straight from the bushes, and lick your teeth, the after-taste still sweet in your mouth. Now, stretch out on the ground and relax all your muscles. Watch nature's festival of flickering lights.”
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“My mother’s dress bears the stains of her life:
blueberries, blood, bleach,
and breast milk;
She cradles in her arms a lifetime
of love and sorrow;
Its brilliance nearly blinds me.”
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“This land pulses with life. It breathes in me; it breathes around me; it breathes in spite of me. When I walk on this land, I am walking on the heartbeat of the past and the future. And that’s only one of the reasons I am a farmer.”
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