If you like my blog, you’ll love my book! They Call Me Orange Juice is a collection of my stories and essays all tied up in one neat little package. Get your copy today!
Here’s the official description:
From the time she could barely see over the space bar of her old manual typewriter, to writing her popular southern culture blog, Folkways Nowadays, author Audrey McDonald Atkins has been sharing her downhome stories and essays about life in the South.
In They Call Me Orange Juice, Atkins provides a nostalgic, poignant, and often-hilarious look at growing up in a small South Alabama town and how that upbringing still influences her today. What does it feel like to be the only Episcopalian at a Baptist church? How do you entertain yourself on a two-hour car trip with a dead man? What do you do when your foundation garment goes rogue in the middle of a busy intersection? And what price did they pay for calling her “orange juice”?
Atkins answers all these questions and more in her own unmistakable Southern style. She recounts stories about the men who congregated in the police station and the eccentric characters who worked on Main Street, shares words of wisdom from her Granny, and tells how one superstitious old man could literally make it rain even during the dry, dog days of summer. Each person still lives in Atkins’ memory frozen in time just as they were in the 70s, and it’s these ghosts of bygone days who shine through in They Call Me Orange Juice.
I’d like to encourage you to purchase your copy from a local bookseller if you can. If you’re in my hometown of Citronelle, Ala., you can pick one up at:
Jeanna’s Flower Shop
19245 N 3rd Street
Citronelle, AL 36522
And if you’re in Mobile, Ala., stop by:
The Haunted Bookshop
109 Dauphin Street
Mobile, AL 36602
And if you see me around town, I’ll likely have some with me!
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If you are a retailer and would like to purchase copies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 317-454-0544 x5022 for information on how to order copies of the book for your store.
If you’d like to learn more about the cover art and illustrations, please contact my awesomely talented friend Maya Metz Logue. You can see her portfolio here.
And Lee Dunnie, the photographer who always makes me look like a million bucks. He works some mighty magic from behind the lens. You can see more of his pictures on Facebook right here.