Posts Tagged ‘Book Biz’

Natchez writer pens fast-paced legal thrillers set in the Delta

Lawyer-turned-financial-advisor-turned-writer Michael Henry is causing a stir in Natchez where local readers are responding positively to his first two novels. Mary Emrick, owner of Natchez’s Turning Pages Books & More, couldn’t be more pleased with Henry’s legal thrillers. “The action is tight, the characters are compelling and well developed and the dialogue flows naturally,” she […] [...]

Catfish Alley takes a different approach to friendship, understanding between races

by Published: June 5,2011

Tags: Book Biz, Catfish Alley, Lynne Bryant, Main Street Books

Once again Mississippi’s troubled history of racism and timorous present-day understanding of it come to the forefront in “Catfish Alley,” a debut novel by Lynne Bryant. It’s pitched as a tale of “female friendship, endurance and hope in the South” and is yet another book that takes a shot at Junior League-ism. Diane Shepherd, owner […] [...]

Clutch: Why some excel under pressure and others don’t

by Published: May 29,2011

Tags: Book Biz, Clutch, Paul Sullivan

The book world is overflowing with motivational and self-help books for business and professional readers. New York Times ‘Wealth Matters’ columnist and former Financial Times reporter Paul Sullivan takes a fresh approach in his book Clutch which was published last September. He looks at why some people excel under pressure and others don’t; those who […] [...]

Native Mississippian brings people and places to life in photos

Born in the Sumner in 1928, Oraien Catledge spent most of his life as a social worker in the Mississippi Delta. He was a tireless advocate for the blind throughout the South. Near the end of a long career in this profession, he took up photography as an avocation. It suited him well. His book […] [...]

Book Biz: One of nature’s smallest creatures offers solace in a hectic world

It may seem impossible that a snail, a tiny mollusk, can become a bedridden woman’s companion and gives her a new perspective on life. That’s what happens when a friend brings a terrarium with a snail nestled in the violets to take up residence on Elisabeth Tova Bailey’s bedside table. Essayist and short story writer […] [...]

Book Biz: Square Books touts Dean Faulkner Wells’ book about Oxford’s famous family

Square Books owner Richard Howarth feels Dean Faulkner Wells has written the definitive memoir of her famous uncle and other family members. After all there have been numerous books that sought to bring her famous uncle to life; some of them also written by family members and some by family friends. “There is no one […] [...]

Book Biz: Spotlight on state’s role in Civil War

Vicksburg is, of course, a likely place to find interest in the War Between the States. Thousands of visitors flock annually to the National Military Park there, and with officials preparing for the 150th anniversary of the war, interest is growing. That’s why Laura Weeks, owner of Lorelei Books in downtown Vicksburg, is so keen […] [...]

Book Biz: Former Burger King franchise owner shares secrets of success

by Published: March 6,2011

Tags: Book Biz, Burger King, Harry Noble, The Plan

As a major fast food chain franchisee for more than 23 years, Harry Noble learned many lessons. He began working in his dad’s restaurant at age 12, went out on his own at 28 and operated 13 Burger King restaurants in Mississippi and Arkansas with annual sales of $20 million. Going from restaurant employee to […] [...]

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