Carole Townsend is a columnist for the Gwinnett Daily Post, the second largest newspaper in Georgia and a freelance writer whose articles have appeared in Ladies Home Journal and Teen Magazine. She has been described in her writing style as a cross between Lewis Grizzard and Erma Bombeck. She has established a reputation as one of the up-and-coming writers in the humor genre and has earned a national following.
Southern Fried White Trash is her first book. Written in her unique humorous style that has earned her a readership around the nation for her eclectic wit, the book is a collection of humorous but real life stories that have happened at weddings, funerals, and holidays and other family gatherings. Townsend writes in a style that sees the humor in situations and lets the reader know that it is OK to laugh at life’s absurdities. Townsend and Southern Fried White Trash have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, CNN, and numerous television and radio appearances across the country.
She is busy writing her next book, Red Lipstick and Clean Underwear, that is a “painfully humorous survival guide to successfully navigating life as a woman.” Red Lipstick and Clean Underwear takes a humorous but incisive look at “how women were taught to view and prepare for life as young girls, vs. the reality of being a woman and handling all that we do, every day, day in and day out. As adults, we are expected to handle, juggle, balance, earn, mother and be caregivers.” It will be released in June of 2012.
Townsend is a graduate of Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN, with a degree in psychology, and holds a Masters Degree in Journalism. Prior to becoming a full-time writer, she directed Marketing for The Baer Group, LLC and Western Digital Corp., both in Atlanta, and a major international software manufacturer.
She resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia with her husband, four children and two rescue dogs.
Visit my website: http://www.caroletownsend.com
In a special-called meeting held Monday, Snellville council members voted to award a contract in the amount of $28,500 to Casey Tree Service.
Berkeley Lake celebrates dam completion, aids charities
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Three council members were sworn in to office Monday night, on the heels of a hotly contested Nov. 5 election.
City leaders Thursday approved several changes to Dacula’s alcohol ordinance.
Community Development Director Chris McCrary presented concept drawings for a structured parking facility to mayor Bucky Johnson and City Council members Monday night.
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City manager Butch Sanders announced Monday that the long-awaited repairs to Lower Johnson Lake in the Summit Chase subdivision are almost finished.
Winder’s council meeting took place on Tuesday.
The Norcross Station Café will close its doors after 20 years of serving homestyle food in a friendly atmosphere.