Inspiring Mitch…

Today…Bertha…wants to spotlight…our friend…G Mitchell Baker…he’s a very talented writer…in several genres…who…just happens to have moved to our neck of the woods…so…we were able to spend the day with him…

One frequently asked question for authors is…where do you find your inspiration…but…rather than ask him that question…Bertha…decided to just pay attention…and figure it out for herself…and…it didn’t take her very long…

Interestingly…for Mitch…any and everything…seems to provide inspiration and novel lines…his main criteria is that it be original and interesting…and…we all know…that describes…life in the South…to a tee…

So…what did he find to be interesting during our outing…and what can we expect to find…nestled in his upcoming books…

Kudzu…I guess they don’t have a lot of it in…New Mexico…or…Canada…although…we could ship them a ton of it…and it would never be missed…

Tennis Shoe TreeBertha…is still petitioning to have it declared the…Eighth Wonder of the World…or at least…a shrine…

Sipsey Wilderness…could there really be areas that haven’t been inhabited for over a hundred years…

A car horn blaring on a quiet Sunday morning…kinda…sorta…like the tree falling in the forest…but not really…

A train crossing a river bridge…hmmm…that could go almost anywhere…pun intended…

Thankfully…as I mentioned…he writes in several genres…including a critically acclaimed paranormal series…Lethal Believers…contemporary fiction series…Emerson…upcoming releases…Young Adult Science Fiction series…ANNT…and…in Young Adult…Soccer Tommies Baseball Mommies…there always seems to be a story rumbling around in his head…and all of this Southern inspiration…will be put to good use…

Be sure to check out his books on Amazon…and…see…if maybe…just maybe…you can guess what his inspiration has been…until now…and…maybe…just maybe…Bertha…will show up on his page…

Well…stranger things have happened…he does write fiction…

Jane

Sweet Home…Moulton, Alabama…

Just the other morning…I realized how much I appreciate living in Moulton, AL…the town of my birth…and raising…as we say in the south…
Moulton, AL…the same town that I’ve spent most of my life trying to get out of…but always seem to come home to…
I’ve been back six years this time…and looks like I’ll be here a while longer…and that’s okay…the wanderlust of my younger years has past…there is just something about seeing the same things that I’ve seen over and over again since my youth…that has become soothing…it’s like the town has a rhythm…a music…of its own…
Like all towns…it is changing…old landmarks are coming down…and new ones are going up…it’s happening at a pace that works…sort of like growing old…you just don’t notice what’s happening…until one day you are…and then…it seems natural enough…
And…I realize…that like the town…I am changing at a pace that works for me as well…some of my old…well-worn…comfortable habits are coming down…and new unfamiliar ones…are taking their place…
There is something so comforting about knowing…and being known…it suits me…so…why…I wonder…did I leave so many times…what was that wanderlust all about…
I can’t totally answer that…but…I think it had something to do…with not feeling like here was enough…that I wasn’t enough…and…that somehow…I could be more…somewhere else…
What I’ve found out…over the years…is what Mama knew before I left…where ever you go…you take yourself with you…you can be happy or sad…rich or poor…educated or illiterate…wherever you are…
It’s who you are…not where you are…that makes the difference…
So…do I love all the changes in the town…not totally…I miss the old Star Theater…even though it’s been empty some 40 years…but…the new Courthouse will be wonderful…and was much needed…
Do I love all the changes in me…not totally…I miss some of my old habits…even though they haven’t served me in about as long…but…I really do embrace…the new habits…they are wonderful…and much needed…
Jane