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
“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
"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.