Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal

Editor's Bio


Kathy Rhodes is Founder and Senior Writer/Editor for TurnStyle Writing, Editing & Publishing Solutions.

Rhodes' essay "An Open Letter" appeared in The Best Creative Nonfiction Volume III, edited by Lee Gutkind, published by W. W. Norton, in July 2009. Her story was singled out for a review in The New Yorker. She has just completed a memoir titled Crooked Places Made Straight.

Rhodes is the author of Pink Butterbeans: Stories from the Heart of a Southern Woman, a collection of 50 personal essays. She is publisher and editor of the online literary magazine, Muscadine Lines: A Southern Journal, (, ISSN 1554-8449. She is also editor of the book Muscadine Lines: A Southern Anthology, a collection of 28 stories and 28 poems by 28 writers, all veterans of the journal by the same name. Rhodes is contributing co-editor of Gathering: Writers of Williamson County, an eclectic collection of 42 works of short fiction and creative nonfiction by 31 writers from Williamson County, Tennessee.

Stories written by Rhodes have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and literary anthologies, including the local Our Voices: Williamson County Literary Review, 1995, 1997, and 1998. Her essay, “The Wedding Hankie,” was included in Simon & Schuster’s nationally distributed Chocolate for a Woman’s Soul II. She has also written for regional publications, such as The Oxford So and So and The Writer's Loft's The Trunk, and online publications, such as USA Deep South and Southern Hum.

Rhodes is a board member of the Tennessee Writers Alliance.

She earned a BA in English from Delta State University, studied writing at the University of Memphis, and was a classroom teacher for a decade. She now resides in Spring Hill, Tennessee.

Paddling the Harpeth River


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