Adaptions, Anthologies, Histories


Adaptions, Anthologies, Histories    Introduction 1993    Introduction 1998



The following Williamson County authors participated in the Classics Adaptation Project of Dalmation Press, issuing great classics in grade level editions.

Fletcher-Blume, Nancy-- adapted:

  • Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson.
  • Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson.

Caprio, Mary-- adapted :

  • Heidi by Johanna Spyri.

Colln, Louise-- adapted:

  •  A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett.
  • Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm by Kate Douglas Wiggin.
  • Black Beauty by Anna Sewell.

Hill, Laura-- adapted:

  • Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter.

Knight, Kathryn-- adapted:

  • Doctor Dolittle by Hugh Lofting.
  • Call of the Wild by Jack London.

Stafford, Clay-- adapted: 

  • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain.
  • White Fang by Jack London.
  • The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame.



Our Voices, 1995 Williamson County Literary Review
The following Williamson County authors are included in this volume of short stories, essays, and poems:  Ruth A. Bloing, Nancy Fletcher-Blume, Lucas B. Boyd, Stephen Cavitt, Donnie Clemons, Louise Colln, Richard B. Davies, Gary Frazier, Margaret Fuller, Kristin Hammer, Randy Hammer, James Richard Hanback, Evelyn Frank Hanna, Angela Humphrey, Nancy Day Hutcheson, Shawnda Leigh James, Terri Wood Jerkins, Mel Maurer, Beverley Overbey, Bill Peach, Marion Bolick Perutelli, David Petschulat, Lynn Phillips, Kathy Rhodes, I. Scott Sawyer, Kimberly Antoinette Cotham Smith, Jim Gray Strickland, Marcia E. Williams, and Wanda Andrews Wright.

Discovering by Writing, 1996
Members of Writing, Etc., a writing group that meets every two weeks at the College Grove Senior Enrichment Center, put their insights and memories to paper in the forms of essays, poetry, memoirs, and fiction.

Lections and Other Pieces Along Our Paths, 1997

Our Voices, 1997 Williamson County Literary Review
The following Williamson County authors are included in this volume of short stories, essays, and poems:  Dan Armfield, Barbara Bouthier, Alan W. Bowen, Reginald A. Bowes, Doris Boyce, Lucas G. Boyd, Matt Brown, Linda Bull, Kecia Burcham, Louise Colln, Nancy Fletcher-Blume, Janis Foster, Gary Frazier, Margaret Fuller, Evelyn Frank Hanna, Stephen T. Harvey, Kay Hodge, Caroline Glyn Horner, Cate Howard, Susie Sims Irvin, Heidi Sara Jamar, Michell Scott Karnes, Erika Leigh Kendrick, Stephanie Mae Kindrick, Mary Elizabeth Marley, Debby Mayne, Jim McGregor, Janet McKeown, Jennifer L. Muller, Joyce A. O'Hara-Lee, Beverly Overbey, Bill Peach, Sela Pearson, Marion Perutelli, Michelle M. Poag, Rober M. Ranchino, Joan Lund Reesman, Kathy Hardy Rhodes, Scott Sawyer, J.D. Sibley, Clay Stafford, Kathryn L. Steele, Cindy Sterling, R.M. Thaler, Rita Wood Venable, Jean Brown Waggener, C. Sybil Waldrop, Mark Thomas Whitten, Tim Wibking, Marcia E. Williams, and Wanda A. Wright.

Our Voices, 1998 Williamson County Literary Review
The following Williamson County authors are included in this volume of short stories, essays, and poems:  Dan Armfield, Barbara Bouthier, Lucas G. Boyd, Judy Bumbalough, Louise Colln, Warren Denney, Susan Fisher, Nancy Fletcher-Blume, Marian Gospodarek, Joseph Griffey, Cate Howard, Kellie Jaffrey, Janet McKewon, Barbara Moscato, Joyce O'Hara-Lee, Marian Perutelli, Kathy Hardy Rhodes, J. Scott Sawyer, J. D. Sibley, Clay Stafford, Kathryn Steele, L. K. Browning, Jean Brown Waggener, Mark Whitten, Tim Wibking, Marcia Williams, and Wanda Wright.

Seasons of the Heart, 1998

Morning Light: Meditations to Awaken the Dawn, 1999

Twelve men of the Empty Hands Fellowship contributed to this inspirational book based on an album by Steve Green. They wrote from their various traditions and individual styles, and the result is a reflection of much of the religious life of Franklin—intense, various, and filled with love. The authors include:

Steve Green, Tom Moucka, Hewitt Sawyers, Bob J. Smith, William Lane, Scott Roley, Rev. Chris Williamson, Denny Denson, Rev. C. Michael Smith, Elder Walter M. Amos, Jr., Rev. Benjamin W. Johnson Sr., and Michael Card.

Dew South, 2000
Wordsmiths, Ink, a group of novelists, poets, memoir writers, essayists, and inspirational writers, pooled their work and created two volumes.

Hands to Heart, 2000

The Poets of St. Paul's: An Anthology, 2000
Fifteen poets, all present or past members of St. Paul's Episcopal Church contributed to this anthology. The editors divided the book into sections such as "Spiritual Experience," "Nature," and "Families." The first section consists of poems on the architectural features of St. Paul's sanctuary; the last section is a group of light-hearted pieces.

Patchwork: An Uncommon Quilt of Words, 2001

An anthology of four Williamson County authors: Marilyn Mitchell, W. Keith Sloan, Florine Robinson, and William Fletcher Allen, who pooled their poetry, essays, and memoirs to form a book suited to its title.

Crockett Character, 2002
Crockett Elementary School librarian, Julia Andrews, organized this effort to produce a book. Each class, kindergarten through fifth grade, had the following list of words given them as subjects: responsibility, caring, perseverance, citizenship, trustworthiness, and courage.

Chocolate for a Woman's Soul Volume II, 2003

An anthology of 77 stories by different authors compiled by Kay Allenbaugh, creator of the best-selling Chocolate series, includes "The Wedding Hankie" by Williamson County author Kathy Hardy Rhodes.

Writings from the Heart, 2003

Muscadine Lines: A Southern Anthology, 2006

Kathy Rhodes of Franklin is the Contributing Editor of an anthology of 28 writers, based on the online magazine Muscadines Lines : A Southern Journal. The following eleven Williamson County authors are included in this volume of short stories, essays, and poems: Susie Dunham, Nancy Fletcher-Blume, Joyce A. O. Lee, S. R. Lee, Ginger Manley, Louise Colln, Ben Norwood, Marion Bolick Perutelli, Kathy Rhodes, C. K. Speroff, and Kristin O'Donnell Tubb. 

Gathering: Writers of Williamson County, 2009
Kathy Rhodes of Franklin and Curry Alexander-Powers of Nashville are editors of this anthology celebrating the tenth anniversary of the Williamson County Council for the Written Word (CWW). Kathy Knight of Franklin provided final edit and layout. The book is primarily a collection of short fiction and creative non-fiction written, edited, and published by Williamson County's own. Gathering is endorsed by John Siegenthaler and exhibits works of new and known talents including those of a music legend and a New York Times best-selling author. Contributing authors are CWW members and Hall of Fame honorees: Christopher Allen, Nancy Allen, Madison Smartt Bell, Angela Britnell, Suzanne Brunson, Chance Chambers, Louise Colln, James Crutchfield, Dorris Callicott Douglass, Susie Dunham, Linda McClure Dunn, Nancy Fletcher-Blume, Tom T. Hall, Robert Hicks, Susie Sims Irvin, Madison Jones, Laurie Michaud-Kay, S. R. Lee, Ginger Manley, Olive Mayger, Carroll Moth, Bill Peach, Currie Alexander Powers, Kathy Hardy Rhodes, James E. Robinson, David B. Stewart, Jim Taulman, Paula Wall, Rick Warwick, Mary Ann Weakley, and Alana White. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People, 2009
101 Stories about Overcoming the Economic Crisis and Other Challenges. Includes a story by Christopher Allen, former resident of Franklin. 

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Count Your Blessings, 2009
101 Stories of Gratitude, Fortitude, and Silver Linings. This follow-on to "Tough Times, Tough People" includes a story by Ginger Manley of Franklin. 


Literary Projects: Histories

Burwood, 1986

Compiled by Anita Harris Grissom, Pat Gray Logan, Mary Rainey Martin, and Judy Grigsby Hayes, this spiral soft-back book originated as a Homecoming 1986 community history project and contains historical information on the community of Burwood, as well as many photographs. 

Flat Creek: Its Land and Its People, 1986

Ennis Wallace, Sr., Jo Ann Reed Petty, Marjorie Eady Redmond, and Martha Ann Jackson Hazelwood were co-authors and compilers of this history of the community of Flat Creek. Mr. Wallace was born on the upper watershed of Flat Creek near the Revolutionary War grant of his ancestor, and he maintained his family farm in Flat Creek. Mrs. Petty grew up on her family's farm in Flat Creek. Mrs. Redmond was born on the headwaters of Flat Creek and grew up in the community. After many years in Nashville, she and her husband retired to the Eady homeplace. Mrs. Hazelwood, a native of Franklin, married into a founding family of Flat Creek.  A Homecoming 1986 project, the book includes formal histories of founding families and their local descendants and of the community's churches and schools. It also includes accounts of events and institutions that make up the community's shared past and personal memoirs of "the good old days."

Franklin: A Photographic Recollection, Vol. 1, 1989.

After Bob and Jackie Canaday acquired the extensive negative and print file of their predecessor, T. W. "Woody" Dickerson, they published two volumes of old Franklin and Williamson County photographs.

Homespun Tales: The Battle of Franklin, 1989.

Homespun Tales was a project of the Pioneers' Corner Association and First Citizens Bank of Franklin. It began as an editing of the master's thesis of Nancy Amelia Greer Miller and contained her accounts of 1930 interviews with eyewitnesses of the 1864 battle and some written accounts of the battle, both private and published. New sources of information led to some "fleshing out" of the original material.  Sue Berry, Martha Fuqua, and Pam Oglesby led the project with help from Jim Crutchfield, Virginia Bowman, and other local historians.

Nolensville 1797-1987: Reflections of a Tennessee Town, 1989

Compiled by Peggy Stephenson Wilson and produced by the Nolensville Recreation Center as a Homecoming 1986 project, this volume is in coffee-table format with photographs and articles. The following persons contributed to the work: Liz Burke Plattsmier, Tette Moody Mosley, Carrie Stephenson Ozburn, Rebekah Hosse Clark, Kimi Lucile Brown, Jessie Boyd Brown, Billie Ann Epps White, Harold Allen Brown, Marianne Wilson Blankenship, Amanda Coffman, Dorothy Husband Arnold, Jane Hudgens Williams, David Haywood.

Main Street: A Tasteful Passage through Historic Franklin, 1996
The Junior Auxiliary of Franklin published this cookbook as a fundraiser. Each of twelve sections is opened with a color photograph and brief history of one of Franklin's old buildings. The flyleaf contains an old map showing the location of each of these structures. Graphics throughout relate to architectural details of Main Street and of establishments contributing recipes.

Franklin: A Photographic Recollection, Vol. 2, 1997.

Physicians of Williamson County: A Legacy of Healing 1797-1997, 1998.

This book "is a narrative and pictorial history of medicine in Williamson County, extending from just after the Revolutionary War until the present day." Sponsored by Williamson Medical Center as a fortieth anniversary and coincidentally a city and county bicentennial project, this book has text by Hudson Alexander and photographs by Bob Canaday with research assistance from Louise Lynch and Rick Warwick.

Soul Food: A Story to Tell, 1999
The Education Committee of the African American Heritage Society, with the support of the Heritage Foundation, produced a cookbook which not only includes recipes from many of the best cooks in the local black community, but also features written sketches of some of the best known and most interesting of these cooks. Malinda Taylor chaired the committee, conducted the interviews and wrote the sketches that accompany the recipes. Her son Houston Taylor, Jr. did the photography. Lloyd DeBerry handled the graphics, Lillian Hamilton was business manager, and Laverne
Holland was typist. Also contributing were Jackie Sturdivan, Thelma Battle, Houston Taylor, Sr., William Coffee, and Robert Hamilton. 

Franklin: Tennessee's Handsomest Town, 1999
Written by James Crutchfield and Robert Holladay, this scholarly, well-illustrated history was funded as a bicentennial project of the City of Franklin published by Providence House Publishers. 

Spring Hill: Everybody's Got a Story, 2001

Friends of the Spring Hill Library published this collection of simple reminiscences from citizens of Spring Hill to record the traditional life of the community as it faces growth and change.

The Natchez Trace Adventure Book

Amy Reader, Connie Eddy, and Charlotte Anderson edited work by students, parents, and faculty of Hillsboro School in Leiper's Fork to create this entertaining book about the history and the flora and fauna of the Natchez Trace and of their own neighborhood.

National Register Properties, Williamson County, Tennessee: A Joint Effort of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, the Williamson County Historical Society, and Williamson County Tourism.

Compiled and edited from the Original Williamson County National Register Nominations by Mary Shearer Pearce, Rick Warwick, and Jeri McLeland Hasselbring.


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