If you are an editor and would like me to write for your publication or media outlet, please email me at audrey@audreyatkinswriter.com.

My book is called They Call Me Orange Juice , and it was published in April 2019. Read the Blue Ink Review! It says, in part that “by embracing the Southern clichés we expect, Atkins routinely turns them on their heads, offering us a more complete picture.”

Publications I have written for include:

  • The Washington Post
  • The Bitter Southerner Folklore Project
  • Reckon South
  • It’s a Southern Thing/Red Clay Media/Alabama Media Group
  • Mobile Bay Magazine
  • Birmingham Magazine

Will I ever wear shoes again? Dressing for work post-pandemic,” Reckon South (May, 26, 2021)

I turned to local growers during the pandemic. It took me back to my roots.The Washington Post, Opinions (March 17, 2021)

There are a few basic rules of Mardi Gras etiquette that everyone should know, y’all,” It’s a Southern Thing (February 17, 2020)

The Unspoken Code for Staying Married in the South,” It’s a Southern Thing (February 6, 2020)

Light the Yule log, y’all: Imagining a Southern winter solstice,” It’s a Southern Thing (December 21, 2019)

This gas station meat-and-three serves up Southern cooking and hospitality,” It’s a Southern Thing (November 1, 2019)

The story of bean pie, a simple dish with a complicated past,” It’s a Southern Thing (October 11, 2019)

Love and Collards“, “Talking with the Dead,” and more, Mobile Bay Magazine (monthly 2019-present)

The Woods,” The Birmingham Arts Journal (April 2019)

Under the Table with Brother,” The Bitter Southerner Folklore Project (Dec. 12, 2018)

Pet-friendly Travel,” Lipstick (March 2008)

From Your Own Back Yard,” Lipstick (April 2008)

The 5 Food Groups of Picky Eaters,” Lipstick (July 2008)