Sunday, March 13, 2011

Mama's Comfort Food from Southern Fiction Author Rhett DeVane

The gang from Chattahoochee returns for another humorous, heartfelt tale of love, courage and the love of family and friends.

When Joe and Evelyn Fletcher's deluded daughter returns home, the family and community hunker down to help her through the fight for her life.

In the South, food equals love and comfort, and the cast of Mama's Comfort Food serve up heaping helpings of both.


Rhett DeVane has been writing since she was old enough to hold one of those big fat pencils. The author's mother testifies that Rhett has always made up stories. Before her mother passed away at ninety-one, she gave her daughter this advice : "Don't ever give up on your writing. It will take you places you never dreamed possible."

Rhett has made a living as a dental hygienist for over thirty years. Her patients, after all these years, are friends, family. They were truly as excited about her first published novel as the author. Rhett thinks they were just plain-out relieved. After all, when you are a captive audience and the speaker has little sharp tools in your mouth, you listen to every word she says. They flocked to Rhett's first signing and continue to support her writing.

Rhett comes from a long line of humorists and storytellers, their familial roots embedded in Alabama, Georgia, and North Florida. Parents, siblings, cousins--none could ever resist a good joke. Laughter, love, and support flow easily in the DeVane clan; a perfect garden for a budding Southern writer. A good disposition proved beneficial for anyone marrying into the family, too!

Rhett is originally from Chattahoochee, a small town in the Florida panhandle. After college, she moved to Tallahassee, the warm and friendly southern city she now calls home. She is working on a series of Southern adult fiction novels and middle-grade chapter books.

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You can read my reviews of the other two books in this series by clicking here and here. The Madhatter's Guide to Chocolate and Up the Devil's Belly were my first southern fiction reads. I've been hooked ever since.

1 comment:

LoRee Peery said...

What a lovely cover. And I'd love to hear the story behind a name like Rhett.