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.
I am honoured to share the following critique from Midwest Book Review of my newest novel Camellia Creek, set in Mississippi at the close of Presidential Reconstruction (November 1865):
A massive historical saga, "Camellia Creek" is no ordinary novel and its author, Charlsie Russell, is no ordinary storyteller. Great attention is paid to the creation of memorable characters and riveting story lines that keep the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end. Wonderfully entertaining, "Camellia Creek" is a highly recommended read and would make an enduringly popular addition to community library Historical Fiction collections.
Scroll through Julie's Bookshelf at Midwest Book Review for the entire review.
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.
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.
And last, I recently discovered a wonderful review by Justine Carlson of Wolf Dawson, which she published at her book review sight on Tumbler. Take a look.
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.
11/2-3/2013-At the Picayune Street Fair in downtown Picayune.
11/09-10/2013-At the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi for the Ron Meyers' Christmas City Gift Show. I'll be at booth 33!
11/16/2013-In Pascagoula for the 36th Annual Zonta Festival.This year's Zonta was postponed from 5 October 2013 due to weather conditions.
01/11/2014-At the Harrisville Library in Harrisville, Mississippi (Simpson County) for a signing and discussion with readers. The event begins at 0900, Saturday morning.
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.
Charlsie Russell is available to talk about her books, writing, and/or self-publishing to interested groups. Feel free to contact her.
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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