The chill of winter lingered in the crest of the Tennessee Valley, its breath heavy and cruel against the crusted earth. But Annette could not be disheartened by the cold that seeped through the soles of her shoes and the worn threads of her clothes. Even now
by William Puryear
The coffin lay in the den propped open on an old piano bench, but the boy, peeking around the doorway from the hall and into the den, only smelled roasted turkey and mashed potatoes and gravy, carrots and green beans, wafting up behind him
We're excited to announce our new advertising partnership with Delta Blues Iced Tea Company this afternoon! It all started when we saw their "Deep South Tea Punch" online and got in touch with founder Leslie McKinney Bass so that we could try their product and tell our readers about it. We loved what we tasted, and an article (scroll down to "Sip of Summer") on Deep South earlier this summer resulted. Now, we're ready to introduce an online advertising and social media campaign with Delta Blues. You can view their banner ad on our site now (refresh if what you see is our Summer Reading List ad as they are rotating) and will soon start to see messages on our Facebook and Twitter accounts about the company.
While we disclose that this is an ad campaign, we hope you'll also see it as an opportunity to find out about, and try, a great Southern product. A native of Nashville, Bass now lives in Atlanta and her tea punch is made from her grandmother's recipe, then infused with flavors like spearmint, peach, lemongrass and pineapple. As we said in our original article, "Like a fine wine, Delta Blues’ punch has layers of