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

  • Farewell, good readers January 27, 2016 12:00 AM
    After more than three lively years here, I have decided to end the column. My reasons are creativ...
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    Q: What do you think of the clergy who wear torn-up, ripped jeans and prance around the altar lik...
  • Goat power January 13, 2016 12:00 AM
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  • Friends in low places January 07, 2016 12:00 AM
    Q: I’ve followed you for years now, and I notice how you show empathy, love and compassion for th...
  • Wisdom for the new year December 31, 2015 12:00 AM
    As we launch into a new year, I’d like to share some quotes to add to your wisdom bank. These are...
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