Lauretta Hannon

Lauretta Hannon Columnist

Biography

Lauretta Hannon is the author of The Cracker Queen--A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life (Gotham Books, April 2009) and has been a commentator on National Public Radio's All Things Considered, where her stories have reached 25 million listeners. Since 2000 she has also been known for her Georgia Public Radio stories, many of which celebrate strong, authentic Southern women (Cracker Queens). Her memoir became a Southern Indie Bestseller three weeks after its release and in 2010 was named one of the Top Twenty-Five Books All Georgians Should Read, according to the Georgia Center for the Book.

In her town of Powder Springs, Georgia, she has been active with the Seven Springs Historical Society and Museum. As the author of Images of America: Powder Springs (Arcadia, 2004), she documented the vibrant history of a town in the midst of rapid growth and development. In 2009 she received an award from the State Archives for her work documenting the African-American history of the town.

In addition to serving on the boards of Georgia Women of Achievement and Kingdom Communities, she is on the advisory board of the Investing in People Foundation.

Lauretta lives with her husband in an old house in Historic Downtown Powder Springs. More importantly, she writes in a 12’x12’ shed in the back yard. Most of all, she laughs.

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Work

Articles

  • On the easily offended October 22, 2014 11:21 PM
    Q : It seems like people are getting offended over every little thing these days. Recently one of...
  • Your inner compass October 15, 2014 11:26 PM
    Q : Last week you mentioned you have an “inner compass” that never misguides you. You said that y...
  • After two years, still thankful October 08, 2014 11:38 PM
    Today marks the two-year anniversary of this column. What a delight it has been to occupy this sp...
  • I asked for your thoughts on a parenting question, and your responses flooded my inbox. I wish I ...
  • No explaining needed September 24, 2014 11:05 PM
    Q: I have a dilemma. Facebook has its advantages, and I have reconnected with many long-lost frie...
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