Tina McElroy Ansa

Tina McElroy Ansa is a novelist, publisher, filmmaker, teacher and journalist. But above all, she is a storyteller. She calls herself "part of a long and honored writing tradition, one of those little Southern girls who always knew she wanted to be a writer." She grew up in Middle Georgia in the 1950s hearing her grandfather's stories on the porch of her family home and strangers' stories downtown in her father's juke joint. These tales inspired "Mulberry, Georgia," the mythical world of her four novels, Baby of the Family, Ugly Ways, The Hand I Fan With and You Know Better. [+]