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 received the following comments on Camellia Creek
Thanks Charlsie for another nail-biter. I crave your Historical fiction especially since I am also from the South….I have all your books and can’t wait for the sequel to Camellia Creek. I was there through the entire story. You not only can write but you can paint a picture. I was there watching, or else I have lived another life in Mississippi instead of Alabama. Your research is impressive and everyone should refresh their history on the Civil War and the fact it was never about slavery. Please hurry with [the] sequel. October will be here soon [reference to Mississippi’s Cruisin’ the Coast].
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.
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.
10/04/2014-In Pascagoula for the 37th Annual Zonta Festival.
10/09-11/2016-In the D'Iberville Civic Center for the 18th Annual Crusin' the Coast.
11/01-02/2014-At the Picayune Street Fair in downtown Picayune.
11/08-09/2014-At the Mississippi Gulf Coast Coliseum in Biloxi for the Ron Meyers' Christmas City Gift Show. My books will be at booth 34! Please note: My youngest daughter is getting married on the 8th of November. I will not be in the coliseum until early afternoon on Sunday the 9th, but my friend and fellow writer, Terry Miles will have signed copies of my books for sale as well as a colleciton of her own works of contemporary mysteries and children's books. Please stop by, but remember that if you want me to sign the book to a specific person, hold off visiting my booth until Sunday afternoon.
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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