Georgia Writers Museu

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Hannon Highlights:  

Commentator on NPR's All Things Considered,

Known for her Georgia Public Radio stories, many of which celebrate strong, authentic Southern women.  

Syndicated advice columnist in 23 newspapers, including the Marietta Daily Journal.

Her memoir became a Southern Indie Bestseller three weeks after release and named one of 2010 Top Twenty-Five Books All Georgians Should Read  by the Georgia Center for the Book. 



Meet Author Lauretta Hannon

Thursday, October 10

Doors Open 6:30pm Program Begins 7:00pm


Small Bites and Cash Bar Available

Customize your Moonshine Cocktail!


$20 a person

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Sample Reviews of 
The Cracker Queen:  A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life

"Marking the debut of a powerfully original Southern voice, a poignant memoir of life on the wrong side of the tracks, with a colorful cast of misfits, plenty of belly laughs, and lessons for finding joy in spite of hardship."  - Gotham Books


“When I read The Cracker Queen, I realized that women like this were not part of any heavenly plan. Hannon’s book is scandalous and hilarious." - Pat Conroy, author of South of Broad, The Great Santini, and many others


"Watch out, Paula Deen and Jill Conner Browne! Chock full of unforgettable lines,The Cracker Queen delights again and again as the intrepid Hannon turns her hardscrabble beginnings into a major laugh fest that will leave her readers wanting more. Indeed, they will fall in love – as I did – with Hannon's wit and gutsy take on, well, everything." - Rosemary Daniell, author of Secrets of the Zona Rosa and Fatal Flowers




"Lauretta Hannon is the funniest woman in Georgia" - Southern Living

The Cracker Queen takes readers from backwater Warner Robins to some of Savannah’s very most eccentric neighborhoods.


It is a wild ride featuring a distinctly dysfunctional family and a lively crew of hellions, heroines, bad seeds, and renegades,  all of which gave Lauretta the resilience and humor that are now the hallmarks of her Cracker Queen approach to life.