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About: Sue Freeman Culverhouse

    Sue Freeman CulverhouseAuthor of Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren (The History Press, 2013) Sue Freeman Culverhouse has been a freelance writer for the past 36 years. Beginning in 1976, she published magazines articles in Americana, Historic Preservation, American Horticulturist, Flower and Garden, The Albemarle Magazine, and many others. Sue is the winner of two Virginia Press Awards in writing.

    She moved to Springfield, Tennessee in 2003 with her sculptor husband, Bill a retired attorney. Sue has one daughter,  Susan Leigh Miller who teaches poetry and creative writing at Rutgers University.

    Sue teaches music and writing at Watauga Elementary School in Ridgetop, Tennessee to approximately 500 students in kindergarten through fifth grade. She also publishes a literary magazine each year; all work in the magazine is written and illustrated by the students.

    Sue writes "Uncommon Sense," a column in the Robertson County Times, which also appears on Clarksville Online. She is the author of "Seven keys to a sucessful life", which is  available on and; this is a self-help book for all ages.

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    Former Clarksville Resident Bud Willis Addresses 2014 Clarksville Writers’ Conference Authors


    Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Former Assistant Director of Academic Affairs and Professor Emeritus of Theater Joe Fillipo introduced his long-time friend, Bud Willis, at the Friday luncheon of Clarksville Writers’ Conference 2014. Describing Willis’ service in Viet Nam as a Huey “chopper” pilot and his career as a stockbroker in glowing terms, Fillipo also revealed that Bud’s birth name was “Beasley.”

    Bud told his audience that he wrote his first book, Bluestocking, about gratitude. His mother, who was born in the Bluestocking area near Tullahoma, reared her nine children alone from the time her youngest was two months old. Bud’s tribute to his mother and the antics of his brothers and sisters are well documented in his first book.

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    Susan Gregg Gilmore Weaves Her Magic at the 2014 Clarksville Writer’s Conference


    Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – Petite Susan Gregg Gilmore wove a spellbinding tale of moths and consequences when she spoke to the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference Banquet. Well-fed listeners had just feasted on prime rib, cheesecake and accompanying delectable delicacies when Gilmore led them through a world of rising from unforeseen difficulties to climax in a heart-warming scene that gathered factory workers now retired in the former factory that played a major role in Gilmore’s latest book, The Funeral Dress.

    For those not familiar with Susan Gregg Gilmore, think three major novels of the South that gently lead the reader into a world of ordinary people who make choices that circumvent their lives with less than expected consequences.

    Susan Gregg Gilmore at the 2014 Clarksville Writer's Conference Banquet

    Susan Gregg Gilmore at the 2014 Clarksville Writer’s Conference Banquet

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    Clarksville Native Wade Bourne Stars at the Clarksville Writers’ Conference


    Clarksville Writer's ConferenceClarksville, TN – What local freelance writer has published more than 3,000 magazine articles, is founder and host of the award-wining Wired2Fish Radio show that reaches 1.5 million listeners on about 300 radio stations throughout the country, is co-host of Ducks Unlimited on the Pursuit Channel, is Editor-at-Large for “Ducks Unlimited Magazine” and is a Senior Writer for “Bassmaster Magazine”?

    The answer is Wade Bourne. Bourne was a featured speaker this year at the Tenth Annual Clarksville Writers’ Conference. On Thursday, he spoke about “Making Extra Income as a Freelance Magazine Writer” and on Friday, his topic was “Business Practices of Freelance Magazine Writing.”

    For almost 40 years, he has supported his family and himself by doing what he loves the most—hunting, fishing, camping and enjoying the outdoors—and then writing and talking about his adventures.. He is a 2003 inductee into the Legends of the Outdoors Hall of Fame and a 2005 inductee into the National Fresh Water Fishing Hall of Fame.

    Wade Bourne illustrates  a point during his presentation at the 2014 Clarksville Writer's Conference

    Wade Bourne illustrates a point during his presentation at the 2014 Clarksville Writer’s Conference

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    Hopkinsville author Michael Freeland’s newest book “Homeplace”


    Clarksville Book ReviewMichael Freeland just celebrated his 90th birthday in May and he’s still going strong. Author of Blood River to Berlin: The World War II Journal of an Army Medic, Time and the River: A Memoir, and To Teach To Love: Reflections Past and Present, Freeland has just released Homeplace, an unusual book of poetry.

    A resident of Hopkinsville, KY, Freeland chooses to share not only his own poetry and prose but that of a number of other writers as well. His wife, Ellen Freeland contributes some of her verse along with photographs and there are poems by their son, Stephen Allen Freeland. «Read the rest of this article»


    Sue Freeman Culverhouse to Sign Tennessee Literary Luminaries at the Gathering, Springfield Antique Barn


    Sue Culverhouse author of "Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren "Springfield, TN – Sue Freeman Culverhouse, staff writer for, will sign her new book, Tennessee Literary Luminaries: From Cormac McCarthy to Robert Penn Warren, at the annual festival called The Gathering at Springfield Antique Barn in Springfield, Tennessee, on Friday, April 4th, from 3:00pm to 6:00pm, and all day on Saturday, April 5th, from 9:00am until 6:00pm.

    Tennessee Literary Luminaries features biographies of 11 Tennessee authors—Robert Penn Warren, Alex Haley, Cormac McCarthy, William Gay, Peter Taylor, Eleanor Ross Taylor, Bud Willis, A. Scott Pearson, Alice Randall, Amy Greene, and Marshall Chapman.

    Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

    Tennessee Literary Luminaries by Sue Freeman Culverhouse

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    The Shoppes at Sango: Antiques and Collectible Lovers’ Paradise


    Clarksville, TN – If you haven’t discovered the treasures at The Shoppes at Sango, it’s time. Located on Highway 41A just before the end of the 45-mile-an-hour speed limit (3470 Highway 41A South), The Shoppes at Sango is an antique mall with something for everyone.

    Right now The Shoppes at Sango has 67 booths. There’s a waiting list of more than 80 dealers who want to rent space.

    The Shoppes at Sango

    The Shoppes at Sango

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    Dr. Harold Vann’s Coping with Life Based on Experience-Created Wisdom


    Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – Clarksville resident Dr. Harold Vann served as a pediatrician for 37 years.

    His training began at the University of Tennessee Medical School followed by an internship and residency in Pediatrics at the City of Memphis Hospital followed by another residency in Pediatrics at Vanderbilt University.

    He served as president of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and he is distinguished for his efforts to establish KidsCare, a pediatric clinic devoted to serving TennCare patients in Montgomery County; Dr. Vann served as Chief of Pediatrics and Chief of Staff at Clarksville Memorial Hospital.

    "Coping with Life: Finding Joy in Dealing with Troubles" by Dr. Harold Vann

    “Coping with Life: Finding Joy in Dealing with Troubles” by Dr. Harold Vann

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    Classic Novel: Field of Dead Horses by Nick Allen Brown


    Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – It’s not often that you find an author’s first book and send it to the top of your list of favorite books, but Field of Dead Horses just rose to the top of mine.

    I loved not only the plot but the characters and the style of writing that seems to be Nick Allen Brown’s contribution to the literary stage. This is a book that should become a classic!

    Field of Dead Horses refers to a horse cemetery on the grounds of the farm where Elliott Chapel and his father, Paul, train race horses.

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    Clarksville Native Gary Harmon writes Children’s Book “My Daddy Takes His Legs Off”


    Clarksville Book ReviewClarksville, TN – A teacher in the Knox County school system, Gary Harmon is a former student at Montgomery Central High School in Montgomery County. His children’s book, My Daddy Takes His Legs Off, tells the story of a little girl whose father was born with no right hand and only a pinky and a thumb on his left. Because he was born with no feet, he had prostheses from his knees down.

    Children have insatiable curiosity and many are afraid of what they do not understand. As anyone with a disability knows, children will stare at a person who is different. Some will want to touch, some will want to run away, some will ask embarrassing questions, and some will cry.

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    How Not to Cook a Turkey in One Easy Lesson


    Christmas TreeClarksville, TN – It was a ghost of Christmases past that suddenly appeared on my computer screen. One of my eternal disasters in the kitchen had come back to haunt me…..

    This all started last summer. Little did I know it would turn my holiday turkey into just one more kitchen disaster.

    I had a 16-pound turkey in my freezer; it was just the right size for Christmas Eve dinner. Everything seemed to be going on schedule. The bird had thawed for a few days in the garage refrigerator and I was ready for the big cook in.

    Christmas Turkey Dinner.

    Christmas Turkey Dinner.

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