An incurable storyteller, down home southern cook, and bona fide people lover, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson enjoys entertaining and encouraging a wide range of audiences. Whether sharing her recipes and her humorous slant on growing up southern on the radio and via her popular web site http://www.allthingssouthern.com
, speaking in civic and educational settings, or offering inspiring thoughts in church retreats and ladies' seminars, Shellie's talks are always full of laughs, inspiration, and motivation.
Shellie Rushing Tomlinson lives in Lake Providence, Louisiana with her husband, Phil. They have two children and five grandchildren. Shellie is the author of three self-published titles Lessons Learned on Bull Run Road
, 'Twas the Night before the Very First Christmas
, Southern Comfort with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson
and two nonfiction books with Penguin Group USA, Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On
, voted Nonfiction Finalist of 2009 by SIBA, the SIBA Independent Booksellers Alliance and the May 2011sequel, Sue Ellen's Girl Ain't Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!,
also nominated as a SIBA Independent Booksellers Alliance Pick for Nonfiction. Comedian Jeff Foxworthy called her last book, "Laugh out loud funny!" Shellie adamantly denies bribing him for his endorsement. Her most recent release, Heart Wide Open,
released March 2014 by Random House/Waterbrook is enjoying an enthusiastic welcome in the faith market.
Shellie is owner, creator, and publisher of All Things Southern
, a website updated weekly with fresh southern features. These three minute features run each week on twenty-eight radio stations across the states as pre-taped segments comprising her daily radio show, All Things Southern. Shellie also hosts her own talk show, ATS LIVE, every Monday evening at 5-6 PM CST on TALK 540KMLB
. One of her popular segments each week is the fifteen minute author interview where Shellie interviews fellow authors. The show streams LIVE and podcasts are available so everyone can join Shellie's southern celebration!
Shellie writes a weekly inspirational feature in Newsstar,
a Gannett paper serving the Ark/La/Miss, pens a monthly print and online column for regional magazine Louisiana Road Trips
, blogs with four other award winning authors at Southern Belleview.com
and enjoys a busy speaking schedule.