Olivia was kind enough to take time to answer a few questions about her writing and upcoming projects.
- At what age did you know that you wanted to be a writer?
- What three important facts do you want readers to know about your new book?
"Just sit back with a cup of tea and this book and I swear when you're done you will almost smell the magnolias."
"The Short of It: If you don't have any Southern friends, you'll want some after reading this book."
- Who are some of your favorite authors? Who inspires you?
- What do you have coming up in the future?
- What advice would you have for anyone wanting to break into writing today?
About The Book:
On top of that, Olivia’s mother had burdened her with one of those Southern middle names kids love to make fun. To see “deBelle” printed on the front of a book seemed vindication for all the childhood teasing.
Humorous anecdotes from a Christmas coffee, where one can converse with a lady who has Christmas trees with blinking lights dangling from her ears, to Sunday church, where a mink coat is mistaken for possum, will delight Southerners and baffle many a non-Southerner. There is the proverbial Southern beauty pageant, where even a six-month-old can win a tiara, to a funeral faux pas of the iron clad Southern rule—one never wears white after Labor Day and, dear gussy, most certainly not to a funeral.