New podcast launched

TRUSSVILLE — Gary Lloyd has launched a new podcast, called the Books, Babble & Ball Podcast. The podcast will feature topics such as writing, journalism, history, news, interviews, sports and more. The first episode of the podcast was made available Sept. 8, and includes discussion with David Lloyd about the PGA Tour Championship, the upcoming … Continue reading New podcast launched

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

Six stories

THIS STORY APPEARS IN GARY LLOYD’S BOOK, VALLEY ROAD: UPLIFTING STORIES FROM DOWN SOUTH. GET IT HERE. It sounds improbable, but I believe I am up to the task. I can sum up a city in just six stories. At the time, they were just stories, black ink filling up the pages of a yearly magazine in … Continue reading Six stories

The ‘write’ one

This story appears in Gary Lloyd’s book, Valley Road: Uplifting Stories from Down South. Get it here.   I won’t sugarcoat it -- writer’s block stinks. It causes me several reactions. There’s staring at the blank screen until I give up, walking outside, doing something else entirely, and reading old articles and book excerpts. Writer’s block is … Continue reading The ‘write’ one

A trip to Clay-Chalkville High School’s journalism class

I have spent a lot of time at Clay-Chalkville High School. I spent one morning reminiscing with a theater teacher about his nearly twenty years at the school. I spent a frigid morning when school was canceled due to icy roads snapping photos and a video of a vandalized front lawn. I spent National Signing Days … Continue reading A trip to Clay-Chalkville High School’s journalism class

University of Alabama, writers group visits a success

The last two days have flown by, and they have been awesome.I spent much of Tuesday and Wednesday in Tuscaloosa, Ala., speaking to a couple reporting classes at the College of Communication & Information Sciences, as well as at the Tuscaloosa Public Library to the Tuscaloosa Christian Writers Group.I appreciate Dr. George Daniels, the assistant … Continue reading University of Alabama, writers group visits a success

Tuscaloosa, UA speaking engagements soon

An incredible opportunity has presented itself, and I couldn’t be more excited.On July 26-27, I will be in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, for two reasons:I’ll be speaking to the Tuscaloosa Christian Writers Group at the Tuscaloosa Public Library on Tuesday, July 26 at 6:30 p.m.I’ll also be speaking about news reporting and book writing to the Reporting … Continue reading Tuscaloosa, UA speaking engagements soon