Midwife. Traiteuse. Voodoo priestess. Hoodoo woman. Witch. Julia Brown, who was born Julia Bernard, has been labeled all these things and was most likely actually none of them.

25 of the latest mysteries, debut fiction, short story collections and young adult novels representing the South.

From Mississippi to North Carolina, independent bookstores are a great way to get to know a community and its resident felines.

Stay in a New Orleans boutique hotel named for the first woman to own a newspaper.

Find out when to expect fall colors in your region.

Submit your fiction and nonfiction through October 28!

Stretching from Tuscaloosa over to Auburn, the region includes nine themed trails that highlight everything from BBQ, civil rights and metal art in Selma to Conecuh sausage, pepper jelly, pottery and pecans.

New book serves as an ode to Black and Brown mixologists.

Start at the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum on your tour of the writer's hometown.

A new Smoky Mountain resort, the chance to spend the night in Dolly's tour bus and planting of a legacy are all in the Tennessee star's future.