loblolly writer’s house, the publishing house for romantic historical fiction and gothic suspense by a mississippi writer from the deepest of the deep south

Loblolly Writer’s House, P.O. Box 7438, Gulfport, MS 39506, 228-864-1823/228-861-5662(c), loblollywriter@aol.com

About Us

Welcome to the website of Charlsie Russell and Loblolly Writer’s House, author and home of historical mystery and suspense set in Mississippi. Each novel offers readers a complimentary sojourn in Southern history, replete with a sensual romance.

Recent Events

bookcover for Honor’s Banner

Good Lord willing and UPS not breaking down, I should have my newest novel, Honor’s Banner, for sale 13-15 November at Christmas City at the Coliseum in Biloxi.

For those of you unfamiliar with my work, Honor’s Banner is the sequel to my fifth novel, Camellia Creek, a Southern Gothic set in the fall of 1865 during the closing weeks of Presidential Reconstruction. Honor’s Banner furthers Marine Corps major Seth Parker’s investigation into the murder of Treasury operative Alan Guthrie, unresolved at the end of Camellia Creek. The two novels combine to create a saga rich in history, mystery, and suspense, all spiced with romance. They are written by a Southerner and are decidedly and unapologetically pro-Southern in theme.

I’ll be at booth 34, not far from the entrance and am offering a deal on both books for $25.00 (a $32.00 value). I will also have a couple of gift baskets made for those readers on your Christmas list.

Right now, you can order the trade paperback through me (email me) or you can order it through any bookstore—it’s in the system.

I have not completed formatting the Kindle/epub version of Honor’s Banner, so it is not yet available to my digital readers and for that I apologize, but it will be done soon in conjunction with a formal launch of the book.

bookcover for Camellia CreekClick on cover to read an excerpt

Camellia Creek is available in Kindle format and print at Amazon and, for retailers, through Lightning Source. It can be purchased in any digital format through Smashwords. The print version of the book can also be ordered through this website (contact) and signed by the author per the buyer’s request.

Current News

All six of my books are available for print on demand from Lightning Source. That means readers can walk into any bookstore across the nation and ask the proprietor to order them. Book buyers please visit my Book Buyers page.

Upcoming Events

11/13-15/2015-At the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi for the Ron Meyers’ Christmas City Gift Show. Loblolly Writer’s House is at booth 34!

10/01/2016-In Pascagoula for the 39th Annual Zonta Festival.

10/13-15/2016-In the D’Iberville Civic Center for the 19th Annual Crusin’ the Coast.

Where to Buy

Barnes & Nobel, Gulfport. Any Barnes & Noble nationwide can now order my books at the buyer’s request.
Bay Books on Main Street in old town Bay St. Louis, MS
Books-a-Million, Biloxi or any Books-a-Million within the state of Mississippi. Any Books-a-Million nationwide can order my books at the buyer’s request.
By the Slice Cafe in Dolphin Court on Pass Road in Gulfport (across from Hardy Court), 284-1623.
Cover to Cover Books in Natchez has closed its brick and mortar store and converted to a strictly online business. Charles and Rosemary Hall still carry my books
Main Street Books on Main Street in Hattiesburg

For readers not close to one of these stores, you can order my books from Amazon, and you can still order directly from me through this website.

In addition to the stores referenced above, which routinely take and sell my books, I have broached a number of other independent book stores across the state that have taken copies of my books on a trial basis. Link to my Buy Books Page to see who they are, and if you’re in the vicinity of one of those stores, consider approaching the buyer and requesting one of my books. And, again, I hope that in the near future, considering my new affiliation with Lightning Source printing, all my books will be available through the big chain stores. Right now, interested readers should be able to order River’s Bend through their local chain anywhere in the country.

Additional News

Charlsie Russell is available to talk about her books, writing, and/or self-publishing to interested groups. Feel free to contact me.

Charlsie Russell

Charlsie Russell is a retired U.S.Naval Intelligence Officer. A descendant of generations of Southerners, she now juggles her time between full-time homemaker to her family and writing fiction set in Mississippi’s glorious past. For more information on Charlsie Russell, visit her About the Author page, which makes up part of her Press Kit.

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"Loblolly Writer’s House Site" Copyright 2006 by Charlsie Russell

All rights reserved on all material on all pages in this site, plus the copyright

on compilations and design, graphics, and logos except as noted. For information

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Charlsie Russell at loblollywriter@aol.com.

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