About the Author
Mary Lou Cheatham
(Mary Cooke) began her life on a Mississippi from north of Hot Coffee and south of Taylorsville. Her family spent their winter evenings playing games, reading, and conversing by the fireplace. Mary's parents, two of the world's greatest storytellers, bequeathed a legacy of yarn spinning to their children and grandchildren. When she was ten years old, she decided she wanted to be an author. Life took her down other paths. After graduating from the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg, she taught English in Greenville, Mississippi, and Ruston, Louisiana. Later she attended Louisiana Tech University and became a registered nurse. Sarah Walker Gorrell
the former owner, and President of SWG Consulting, Inc., was for many years a Software Consultant specializing in the implementation of Payroll and Human Resources Software for large clients. Retired, she now enjoys life on her front porch at the home designed and built by her husband on her family's old home place in South Mississippi, near Sullivan's Hollow and Cohay Creek.