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
  • It’s a Southern Thing/Red Clay Media/Alabama Media Group
  • Mobile Bay Magazine
  • Birmingham Magazine

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

Orange Juice,” Mobile Bay Magazine (February 2021)

A Brownie No More,” Mobile Bay Magazine (January 2021)

The Pearl Handle Pocketknife,” Mobile Bay Magazine (December 2020)

We Say Grace,” Mobile Bay Magazine (November 2020)

The Bought Costume,” Mobile Bay Magazine (October 2020)

The Good, the Bad and the Greasy,” Mobile Bay Magazine (September 2020)

Back to School,” Mobile Bay Magazine (August 2020)

Eat a Peach,” Mobile Bay Magazine (July 2020)

The Magnolia Tree and Its Gift,” Mobile Bay Magazine (June 2020)

Beauty for a Day,” Mobile Bay Magazine (May 2020)

I Can Drink Gasoline,” Mobile Bay Magazine (April 2020)

You Got to Recognize,” Mobile Bay Magazine (March 2020)

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)

Love and Collards,” Mobile Bay Magazine (February 2020)

When Life Gives You Phlegm, Make Phlegmonade,” Mobile Bay Magazine (January 2020)

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

Happy New Year and Pass the Innards, Please,” Mobile Bay Magazine (December 2019)

To Dunk or to Crumble,” Mobile Bay Magazine (November 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)

Talking with the Dead,” Mobile Bay Magazine (October 2019)

The Arbor,Mobile Bay Magazine (September 2019)

My Kingdom for a Dead Snake,” Mobile Bay Magazine (August 2019)

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)