About Hallie Lee
I’ve lived in the south all of my life (with the exception of a brief stint in New Mexico) and most of my novels and screenplays are set somewhere below the Mason-Dixon line. I find the southern landscape rich with cantankerous, salt of the earth folks destined to be on the page. My southern characters tend to be ornery, but loveable. Dramatic, but kind. Quirky, but smarter than they appear.
Despite my kinship with all things southern, it was the brief stint in Santa Fe, New Mexico where I honed my writing skills. The exposure to such a creative movie making community gave me the opportunity to attend many writing conferences and classes.
As my screenplays were recognized with placements and awards in various contests, I had the opportunity to take a course with Emmy Award winning screenwriter Kirk Ellis in Santa Fe. Beyond that, producer Ronnie Clemmer (A League Of Their Own) saw something in me he wanted to mentor. I’ll always be grateful for his insight and encouragement. And I’ll always cherish that stint in New Mexico because it made me a better, more mature writer.
But alas, my heart is southern. After a move to Kentucky a few years ago, I put away the screenplays and focused once again on my real passion—writing novels.
THE SHADY GULLY SERIES is the result. It’s women’s literature. It’s book club fiction. It’s faith based. It’s me.
MY MOM... inspired me to write. She nurtured my work, believed in my dreams. Her unwavering support was contagious, and so I pushed on.
MY FAITH... sustained me through countless failures and many, many rejections. Through an almost that never made it to a yes. To a second place that fell short of making a difference. From an I can’t do it anymore to one last seat at the keyboard. To try…
One. Last. Time.
Book One in the Shady Gully Series… To be released January 6, 2021
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