First Hand Humor As any writer or performer will tell you, comedy is the most difficult of arts and skills. Cappy Hall Rearick's first hand knowledge of Southerners makes her stories ring with authentic humor and her obvious love of the characters she creates fills those stories with lots of fun and a subtle compassion.
Mary Stripling, Atlanta, Georgia
Move on over! Move over Ya Ya Sisters, Steel Magnolias and Fried Green Tomatoes. Cappy Hall Rearicks characters come alive and the reader is swept along on their journey. This author is gem. Her sentences crackle with smart talk. Her sense of humor and honest observations are priceless. Its a must read for anyone who enjoys sharp, witty writing.
Carolyn B. Fox, Tarzana, California
From a true lady of the South comes poignant, humorous, and nostalgia glimpses of Southern roots. It is a meandering down memory lane from an author who knows what meaning being a southerner is all about.
Sheila Hudson, Author
Reading Cappy Hall Rearick brings to mind Faulkner, Caldwell, even Capote. Her books embody an even older literary tradition that stretches all the way back to Dickens. Rearick's characters each carry deep flaws, some of them in the extreme, but all are believable.
Henry Mitchell, Author
Rearick’s books grip me from the first page until the very last. Her writing is captivating. Her character descriptions are vivid and well defined. Rearick emotionally draws the reader in yet always leaves the reader with the feeling that virtue and hope will succeed. She is an excellent Southern writer.
Jack Blanton, Fan
Cappy Hall Rearick is a great Southern author and humorist. She avoids melodrama and writes with rich textures and colors, creating her world in 3D.
Joan Spellman, Author
Rearick’s books are filled with humor and poignancy and hold the reader’s interest from start to finish.
Laverne H. Bardy, Syndicated Columnist
Cappy Hall Rearick has an impressive talent for drawing readers in and getting us to recall our own memories of close friends and fun adventures. There are so many things to like about her writing: first of all, her warmth and humor.
B. Sullivan, Fan
Author Cappy Hall Rearick is a prolific columnist, humorist, and muse of all things Southern. Her characters are unforgettable, the drama is almost unbearable, but you have to keep reading.
Louis N. Gruber, Fan

Maybe you'll laugh, maybe you'll cry, but you'll most certainly feel the spirit of the South as you mosey down the uncommon ground with this award winning author, Cappy Hall-Rearick - the new voice of the South.

Mama, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys

"Cowboys like smoky pool rooms, clear mountain mornings, warm puppies and children, girls of the night. Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do won't know how to take him." ~Willie Nelson Lately I've been thinking about movie heroes, cowboys in particular. I went to the movies every Saturday and stayed there until [...]

The Fifteen Minute Window

“Now learn a parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh.” —Matthew 24:32. The fig race, normally begun in mid-June, is late this year. Usually by now it has come down to: them or us, man against nature. Fig lovers have a [...]

I Woof For Coon Dog Day

When Babe and I discovered Saluda, North Carolina, we bought a house. Saluda is a dear little town and what began as our second home has now become our permanent digs. These days I write while listening to the chirping of birds instead of the hum of air conditioners. Although I loved winter life on St. [...]

Big Red Is Gone

Babe has been in a funk for days, slumping around the house, gazing out the window and picking at his food. When I see him scraping a half-eaten plate of spaghetti into Tallulah Blankhead's bowl, I freak. The man has never dumped anything remotely edible into anything other than his mouth. Grabbing the thermometer from [...]

It’s The Pits

Mary Sue’s princess training took place back in the Sixties. At that time, Heloise was the Dr. Phil of housewifery, the self-anointed Kitchen Queen. While Mary Sue was reading and reciting Heloise to anyone with ears, including her cockatoo, I was memorizing the paperback version of Peg Bracken’s I Hate to Housekeep Book. Heloise wrote [...]

Squatter’s Rights: 138 Lowman Street

I lived here once, in a house on this site. Nothing left now but a pile of bricks and one reclining sentinel, its soul nailed to the crossbars of life, with weeds snaking over, around and under.  I lived here once, on this plot, this gaping hole.  I squat, dig in the dirt, hungry for [...]

The Little Town with a Big Heart

What Does It Take to Make a Hero? It takes a village. As we reflect on another anniversary of 9/11, who among us will not be sadly reminded of that day and of the firefighters who fought and earned the title of hero? Following 9/11, Senior Citizen Dee Matthews, a New Yorker and former DuBois, Pennsylvania resident, [...]

Comfort Food for the Southern Soul

As much as I hate hot weather, I have to admit that without heat there would be no summer vegetables. No reason to beg my Charleston friends to bring me some Wadmalaw Island tomatoes when they come up to North Carolina for a visit. No reason to ignore the extra pounds I put on while inhaling BLT’s smeared with Dukes [...]

Mockingbird Soup

I have reached the age where two things consume me more than they ever did. One of them is a passion for making soup from scratch. As soon as the notion hits me I go into chop, chop mode. Babe insists he is way too young to be spooning and sipping his meals, but that’s [...]

Seven Days of Ga Ga

Day 1: We wanted a dog, but my allergies shouted No! No! We bought a Chocolate Lab anyway and I haven’t sneezed, coughed or swelled to the size of an NFL linebacker in the twenty-four hours since puppykins came to live with us. Day 2: I could put that precious face in my mouth and eat [...]