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Belle Brezing’s 150th Birthday Celebrated June 15, 2001 with Cheapside Ball

May 26, 2010

Tags: Belle Brezing, Belle Watling, Margaret Mitchell, Gone With the Wind, Sally Tippett Rains, Lexington KY

A Lexington, Ky., event is honoring the madam upon whom Margaret Mitchell modeled “Belle Watling” – and I’ll be there for all the fun, signing copies of my book, The Secret of the Belles, with my friend Sally Tippett Rains, who has her own Gone With the Wind- and Belle Brezing-related book: (more…)

DATE CHANGE for Belle Brezing event in Lexington KY

May 13, 2010

Tags: Belle Brezing, Belle Watling, Gone With the Wind, Margaret Mitchell, Lexington, KY

The date for the Belle Brezing event in Lexington, Kentucky, is now Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Here are details from the museum:

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…)

Great balls of fire! Two Southern Belles on new Civil War tour

September 29, 2009

Tags: Margaret Mitchell, Roswell GA, Marietta GA, Scarlett O'Hara, Roosevelt

Two of the South’s most famous belles—each of whom are connected to one of the world’s most beloved writers—are being feted this year in a special program. Margaret Mitchell, herself something of a Southern Belle, brought the inimitable Scarlett O’Hara to life in 1936 in Gone With the Wind and, in 1923, recorded a bridesmaid’s memories of the 1853 grand wedding affair of Mittie Bulloch to Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (They would become the parents of Teddy who would become the 26th president of the United States). This year, both belles are the talk of the town (and wouldn’t Scarlett just love that!) in “Southern Belles to Rebel Yells,” a new downloadable self-guided tour of the Civil War attractions in Roswell and Marietta, two historic burgs in Atlanta’s metro area. (more…)

Bonnie Blue Butler loves The Secret of the Belles

June 2, 2009

Tags: Gone With the Wind, Scarlett on the Square, Marietta, children's historical fiction, Kathy Witt, Ona Munson, Margaret Mitchell, Chris Sullivan, Cammie King, Bonnie Blue Butler

Cammie "Bonnie Blue Butler" King read a portion of my new book, The Secret of the Belles, and has offered to write a "blurb" for the cover. How wonderful! The book will be published in mid- to late-September, 2009.