Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Alabama Author Ramey Channell Visits Springville Road Regional Library to Discuss Her Enchanting Tale, Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge

Ramey Channell
Local author Ramey Channell was an imaginative child, painting and writing stories and poetry at an early age. Her first poem was published shortly after she graduated from high school, and since then she has won numerous awards for her creative writing. Her latest book, Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge—a fictional account of a young girl named Lily Claire and her cousin,Willie T.—was inspired by her childhood experiences growing up on Dunnavant Mountain and in Leeds, Alabama. “My cousin and I lived and played like wild children of the woods, and we never imagined that there was any life or any home more desirable than our own,” says Channell. Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge has been entered in the competition for a Pulitzer Prize award. Channell will visit the Springville Road Regional Library on March 27, 2011 at 3:00 p.m. to talk about this magical family tale.

Ramey Channell Discusses Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge
Springville Road Regional Library
Sunday, March 27, 2011
3:00 p.m.


Ramey Channell said...

...And a good time was had by all! I was accompanied by outstanding guitarist, Paul Franklin, in the performance of the sweet song, Green Pastures, which is featured in Lily Claire and Willie T.'s story. We talked about possums; seems like just about everyone had a possum story to tell. Then we talked about my Drunkard's Path Quilt, bright red calico just like Lily Claire's precious heirloom quilt stitched by her Granny Rilla. Excellent refreshments were served by the ladies of Springville Road Library, and the afternoon's conversation ended up with a lively discussion about the wolfeener, a ghastly, frightening spectre on Moonlight Ridge. My friend Joan, former elementary school teacher, is especially fond of the wolfeener!
My sincere thanks to the staff of Springville Road Library for a wonderful afternoon.

Anonymous said...

This was an absolutley delightful afternoon. Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge is, without a doubt, destined to become a Southern regional classic! What a treat to see the author and her talented accomplice performing the haunting hymn, Green Pastures. Magical!

Samuel Dobbs (Dobby) Mauby

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