Powerhouse Team of Southern Authors on the Porch!

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HIGHLY POPULAR SOUTHERN BLOG WELCOMES POWERHOUSE TEAM OF AUTHORS TO THEIR PORCH

OXFORD, MS. – The Southern Belle View (SBV) writers are pleased to announce the addition of five new novelists to their already popular blog line-up. This expansion allows readers to follow daily posts from 10 leading inspirational authors.

The team, which seeks to give their online gatherings the chatty, down-home feel of a Southern porch, now includes novelists Julie Cantrell, Eva Marie Everson, Kellie Coates Gilbert, Rachel Hauck, Amy Hill Hearth, Denise Hildreth Jones, Jolina Petersheim, Nicole Seitz, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, and Lisa Wingate, writers who have garnered nearly 60 literary honors and awards.

Together, this group of female authors has published more than 50 novels and 23 works of nonfiction, as well as three children’s books, a Broadway play, and a feature film. Their works have been translated into multiple languages and include numerous national and international bestselling titles.

“We have created a place online to discuss family, faith, fiction, and all things southern,” Julie Cantrell said. “It’s become a space for us to share our lives and examine the challenges we all face, especially as women. We particularly enjoy interacting with our readers and discussing the quirks of Southern life.” Cantrell’s bestselling novel, “Into the Free,” won the Christy Award for Book of the Year and the Mississippi Library Association Fiction Award. The sequel, “When Mountains Move,” was recently released.

Amy Hill Hearth will now be blogging opposite Cantrell on Wednesdays. This Peabody-award winning author penned “Having Our Say” which spent 113 weeks on the New York Times list and was produced as both a play and a feature film. After a successful career in nonfiction, Hearth released her debut novel, “Miss Dreamsville,” to rave reviews.

“We are a sisterhood of writers, who are also mothers, grandmothers, daughters, businesswomen, teachers, and neighbors, each with her own unique voice and her own unique Southern experience. Southern Belle View gives us the opportunity to welcome our readers to a central place and join us on our journey,” Hearth said.

Bestselling and award-winning author, Lisa Wingate, who has just published her 21st novel, “Wildwood Creek,” explained the overall goal of SBV. “In a world where we seem to have gotten away from chatting over the fence with our neighbors, we’ve built a front porch for our greater neighborhood, so to speak. Even though it’s online, it has an old-fashioned, Southern vibe, where women of all ages kick off our shoes, sip sweet tea, laugh, cry, and support each other through it all.”

Join these ten acclaimed authors at www.southernbelleviewdaily.com where they engage in open dialogue with readers and frequently offer prize giveaways.

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