Florida schoolteacher Stephanie McAfee wrote and self-published her debut novel, Diary of A Mad Fat Girl, as an e-book in 2010. Readers quickly fell in love with McAfee's main character Graciela "Ace" Jones and her cast of friends, and the book became a New York Times and USA Today bestseller. And that was all before it was ever in print. Now in a revised and expanded form, McAfee's hilarious novel is finally in print.
Welcome to our second installment of Literary Friday! If you missed last week's debut, catch up by clicking here. First off is a reminder that the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum in Montgomery, Alabama's annual costume gala is tomorrow, March 3. Party like Zelda at the flapper-themed part on the museum grounds for only $25.
Deep South Literary Trail App now available for Android!
We got word February 24 that our app is now available in the Android marketplace. We'll need ratings and reviews to gain traction, so for those of you with Android devices, this would be much appreciated!
Interview With Joshilyn Jackson
Georgia author Joshilyn Jackson, who's said her work is influenced by Flannery O'Connor, has a new book out. Writer Joe Mayes caught up with her at a book signing for "A Grown Up Kind of Pretty" at Malaprop's in Asheville last month. Read his interview with her and find out why she compares her books to ex-boyfriends here.
Oxford American vs. Garden & Gun
In case you missed Oxford American Editor Marc Smirnoff's rant about Garden & Gun magazine's "whitewashing of the South" earlier this week, you can get a link and read our intern Kati Jane Hammet's response here. Mr. Magazine blog has
In celebration of our Southern Literary Trail App and Southern lit in general, we're excited to kick off "Literary Fridays" every week here at Deep South. We'll be sharing glimpses into the locations featured in our app, plus literary news, websites and blogs, reading material and more that pertains to the South. We hope you'll all join in the conversation as well by commenting on posts, sharing your own literary jaunts and joining us in special, upcoming Twitter chats.