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

  • Obnoxious Christmas letters December 17, 2014 11:26 PM
    Q: My boss has just “unfriended” me on Facebook for no apparent reason. I haven’t posted anything...
  • Anxious, feeling stuck December 10, 2014 11:32 PM
    Q: My dilemma is that I have no clue how to move forward with my life. I’m in my mid-fifties, hav...
  • Karma will catch up with you December 03, 2014 11:15 PM
    Q: This year has been the worst of my life. My beloved mother died in January after a prolonged a...
  • Waffle House wisdom November 26, 2014 08:52 PM
    Today you’re in for a treat. Pam Toney, longtime adviser for this column, has agreed to enlighten...
  • On the path to nowhere November 19, 2014 10:37 PM
    Q: Since he was in high school, my 31-year-old cousin has been in and out of trouble. He also has...
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