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Southern-Fried Woolf is available now!

Finalist, Self-Publishing Review

Awarded the silver Literary Titan Book Award

Runner up in the 2022 Page 100 Competition

Short listed for the 2023 Somerset CIBAS Literary and Contemporary Fiction

A Red Ribbon Winner, Wishing Shelf Book Awards


Briscoe Chambers is not only the manager of her country music star husband, but a graduate student trying to complete her Virginia Woolf thesis by fall – the same time her cheating husband, Michael, has an album due to avoid being in breach of contract. No problem, right?

Except his co-writer will be Velvet Wickens, his idol who has been opening shows for him. And who happens to be the one he’s cheating with. Now Briscoe has been asked by their record label to ensure the album gets finished on time. To accomplish this, they must all live together for the duration of the writing of the album.

And by the way, Briscoe knows, and it’s triggering coping mechanisms she had thought were long gone.

Fans of the writing of both Taylor Jenkins Reid and Virginia Woolf will enjoy this novel that has plenty of sweet tea, country music, Virginia Woolf, and heartache.

Advance Praise for Southern-Fried Woolf

Southern-Fried Woolf is an uproariously funny, deeply insightful, and engagingly complex novel on many levels.” — Rick Neumayer, author of Journeyman and Hotwalker

“A celebration of how books and music can help one transcend life’s daily trials, Southern-Fried Woolf is a quick-witted and erudite novel, drenched in a love of literature and music.” Self-Publishing Review

“A cleverly plotted, character-led novel combining country music and Virginia Woolf. Now there´s a mix!” A ‘Wishing Shelf’ Book Review

“Drudge pitches us into Nashville’s vivid world, full of fascinating characters and expertly depicted settings. You can almost taste the sweet barbecue beans and hunks of honeyed cornbread.” Maggie Humm, author of prize-winning novels Talland House and Radical Woman: Gwen John & Rodin

“From Briscoe’s thesis being woven into each chapter to being a part of every thought and emotion she has, the story captivates the audience from start to finish…Southern-Fried Woolf sheds light on eating disorders, mistrust, the life of a famous musician and the stress it can leave on their family, and even some mother-daughter healing.” Literary Titan 

Somerset Awards

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In March 2020, my first novel, Victorine, debuted. It’s about the nearly forgotten artist Victorine Meurent, more commonly known as painter Édouard Manet’s favorite model. (She sat for Olympia and Luncheon on the Grass and many more of his paintings.)


Victorine​ –​ first place, Goethe Book Awards              

–​ semi-finalist​, ​Somerset Book Awards ​

I am now writing my third novel. It’s way too early to talk about it, but I’m excitedly pounding out a draft, after having spent a couple of weeks at a writing retreat doing research. (Still researching as I write, as always.)

Here is a gorgeous song from the EP that my husband, Barry Drudge, wrote for Victorine’s release. ©Copyright 2020. All rights reserved.

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