September 3, 2010
I didn't know Cammie very well, but I admired her greatly. I saw her many times on the "big screen," but I had never met her in person.
As a writer, I had the opportunity to interview Cammie a number of times for different Gone With the Wind-related articles I was writing and she was always accessible, unfailingly kind and generous, sometimes wry and at all times an absolute pleasure to talk with.
As an author, I received a cherished gift from Cammie: She read my book, The Secret of the Belles, while still in manuscript format and offered to write a jacket endorsement for it. Imagine receiving an email from "Bonnie Blue Butler" herself, calling my book "a beautiful read, and another amazing tribute to the phenomenon that is Gone With the Wind." To say I was overcome, humbled, thrilled and appreciative truly is an understatement.
Cammie, what a treasure you were and what an enduring legacy you left.
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May 13, 2010
Belle's Birthday Ball
Kentucky’s most famous madam, Belle Brezing, is being feted at an informal party on Tuesday, June 15, that will include book signings with authors Kathryn Witt and (more…)
April 10, 2010
This bash celebrating Belle's birthday features a taste of Cheapside, local restaurants and silent auction. I will be at the event to sign copies of my book, The Secret of the Belles, along with Sally Tippett Rains, author of The Making Of A Masterpiece, The True Story of Margaret Mitchell's Classic Novel, Gone With the Wind. (more…)
February 1, 2010
"I want young people involved (more…)
January 15, 2010
Chock full of inspiration, humor and passion, this calendar is the perfect tool for aspiring and working writers to keep the creative juices flowing and (more…)
January 6, 2010
The Paramount’s film committee will enhance the showing of the film by offering a special treat to include (more…)
December 17, 2009
On December 11, Marietta's City Manager Bill Bruton and Mayor Bill Dunaway awarded Connie (more…)
December 11, 2009
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August 18, 2009
I'll be there with The Secret of the Belles and some promotional items from the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum-Scarlett on the Square. I hope you'll stop by in you're in the area. (more…)
July 21, 2009
MARIETTA, Ga. - Pop quiz for all the Windies out there. What is the "flaming embrace?" Which of these lines is correct? "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" or "My dear, I don't give a damn." And what or who are the Windies? (more…)
July 20, 2009
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