In Her Own Words
TRACKING HAPPINESS: A SOUTHERN CHICKEN ADVENTURE — In Her Own Words
With Ellen Morris Prewitt, author and narrator of Tracking Happiness: A Southern Chicken Adventure
In 2001, I left my nineteen-year practice of law to become a writer. Almost immediately, I fell into a gig at WKNO-FM/NPR for the Mid-South writing and reading commentaries that aired during Morning Edition. This lasted for almost five years. At the same time, I was publishing short stories, essays, and magazine articles. Paraclete Press published my first book in 2009, Making Crosses: A Creative Connection to God. In 2013, I went back to my radio roots and decided to narrate and publish a short story collection, Cain’t Do Nothing with Love. The venture was a wonderful success—listeners have downloaded the stories online over 50,000 times worldwide. The collection won the CIPA-EVVY Audio Book Award in Fiction. The next year, Trident Press published the book I edited of the writings of the Door of Hope Writing Group: Writing Our Way Home: A Group Journey Out of Homelessness.
This year on June 26, I will release my first novel, Tracking Happiness: A Southern Chicken Adventure in e-book, print, and audio. The novel will have a supporting podcast, Ellen’s Very Southern Voice, which will be found on iTunes, Stitcher, and elsewhere. Stay tuned for the launch date!
Ellen Morris Prewitt