Pretty Words, Pretty Birds

Rick Bragg called it “pretty writing.” The Pulitzer Prize winner and University of Alabama writing professor, the one who made his name in the writing world at the foot of the rubble in Oklahoma City, the same man who armed himself only with a pen and notepad amongst the unrest and bullets in Haiti and … Continue reading Pretty Words, Pretty Birds

Green Quarantine

The red bricks and thick mortar continue to rise high, but the green will always tower higher.  I have written about Trussville a long time, lived here even longer, and only recently, sans a historical book project in 2013, have I been able to take a step back into the past. We moved to Trussville … Continue reading Green Quarantine

Sandlot Sonny

By Gary Lloyd As someone who writes stories, I am conditioned to find the theme, to dig for the hidden meaning like a dog after whatever lies a foot beneath the backyard grass. I spend more time searching for it -- in books, in interviews, in my own mind -- than actually sitting down and … Continue reading Sandlot Sonny

Field of Themes

By Gary Lloyd Before my YouTube channel included interviews with Alabama football stars, scenes from tornado-ravaged cities and city council meetings, and seldom-watched book promotions, there was a lone video. It sat alone in cyberspace for just over two years, and I was happy to keep it that way. Until now. I realized a life … Continue reading Field of Themes

Braves team reminds of days gone by

When you’re a kid in Alabama, playing Little League baseball at dusty fields, you pray that the team that selects you for the spring season will be the Braves. You want that navy blue hat with the script A. You want Braves emblazoned across your chest in cursive. You want to pull your gray pants … Continue reading Braves team reminds of days gone by

Community Heroes Week returns to Atlanta Braves in August

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves Foundation and FOX Sports South have announced the return of Community Heroes Week, the inspiring, weeklong community recognition initiative. The third annual Community Heroes Week will take place Aug. 13-17, when the Braves host the Miami Marlins and Colorado Rockies. Nominations are now being accepted and can be submitted on … Continue reading Community Heroes Week returns to Atlanta Braves in August

A bit about ‘Heart of the Plate’

My third book, Heart of the Plate, is one that I wrote rather quickly.Some may think that it is not of a certain quality, since I wrote it in about four months and had it published five months after the release of Deep Green. That's for others who read it to judge and not me.But I … Continue reading A bit about ‘Heart of the Plate’

Some positive news from Atlanta

I went to Atlanta this weekend, and if you perused the Georgia headlines, you would have seen this:A Gainesville, Ga., man was charged with molesting an eleven-year-old girl. A man was shot outside of a Krispy Kreme.A middle school student brought a gun to school and showed it to classmates. A man fired a shot into the … Continue reading Some positive news from Atlanta

A rundown on my 5 books

My full house is complete. Two fiction novels and three works of nonfiction. And due to work and graduate school, I may not be publishing another book for quite a while, despite having several ideas in mind. Who knows, though? Maybe I'll have another published in the near future. It's something I love doing.So, in the meantime, … Continue reading A rundown on my 5 books

The magic school fuss

If this is my one true superhero power, then I want a mulligan.I could have the power of flight, and avoid all that I-459 traffic in the morning. I could be telepathic, and know what you are thinking. I could teleport to Australia for vacation, to Phoenix for this year’s Final Four, to my favorite … Continue reading The magic school fuss