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

My visit on 11 January 2014 to the Harrisville Library (part of the Central Mississippi Regional Library System--this branch in Simpson County) was such a pleasure. Thank you, Kathie Ward, for sharing your warm and supportive readers with this most appreciative Mississippi author, and thanks to your constituents (and The Simpson County News) for joining me.

Ms. Ward's number at the library is 601-847-1268; library hours are Monday 2-6pm, Tuesday 3-6pm, Thursday 2-6pm, and Saturday 9am-12pm.

I recently received the following comments on Camellia Creek from a fan I met at Cruisin' the Coast in D'Iberville this past fall. To give you some background on the discussion, she had asked when my next book would be out. I'm planning a sequel to Camellia Creek, which, unfortunately, won't hit the streets for at least another year. I'll give you a taste of Donna's reaction to Camellia Creek below, but will post the bulk of her comments on Camellia Creek's fan page. I do hope you'll take a look, but before you go, please read this:

Okay, I guess I can wait for a year to get the next book. I suppose I should stretch the reading time out on your books instead of gobbling them up all at one time, but they are so addictive. I just keep turning the pages and read a little more and then a little more, and before I know it, the book ends—quite satisfactorily I must say—and then that delicious bit of history....

I kept her reading. An author cannot ask for higher praise than this!

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.


bookcover for Camellia CreekClick on cover to read an excerpt




Set in the Port Gibson area, Claiborne County, Mississippi, Camellia Creek revolves around the fate of a defeated people, subjugated by martial law, mendacity, and tyranny, as they attempt to restore order to their war-ravaged world, and Radical Republicans maneuver for absolute control of a federal government drunk on power and polluted by self-righteous bigotry. To the Republican-dominated Congress of the United States and its minions, the Constitution is the law of the land in name only and an inconvenient framework for governing a nation.

Current News

All five 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

03/04/2014-At the Forest City Library in Forest, MS. I'll be discussing my books, writing, self-publishing and anything else my audience would like to talk about on which I am cognizant. That's a Tuesday night. The program kicks off at 5:30 in the evening and goes until 7:00.

04/05-06/2014-At the Picayune Street Fair in downtown Picayune.

04/26/2014-In Kosciusko for the 45th Annual Natchez Trace Festival.

10/04/2013-In Pascagoula for the 37th Annual Zonta Festival.

11/08-09/2014-At the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi for the Ron Meyers' Christmas City Gift Show. I'll be at booth 34!

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
Mimi's Used Books and Treasures on Bankhead Street in downtown New Albany, MS (Union County)

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 her.

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.

As a strong supporter of individual liberty, the restoration of constitutional limits on government and the judiciary, and the promotion of free enterprise, national defense, and traditional American values, I subscribe to The Patriot Post, a concise, informative, and entertaining analysis of the week's most important news, policy, and opinion delivered to my e-mail inbox at no charge. I recommend anyone who believes in the Constitution visit The Patriot Post today for a looksee. I think many of you, as I did, will end up subscribing.


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

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