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…Okay, so maybe I’m not really starving. But I could use some more minutes on my trac phone, and the mortgage company’s been calling….

Now On Kindle!



Those Dog-Gone Ghost hounds are back, in a second edition with 13 new full-color illustrations by Kai Zweifel-Turner. Watch this space for a new print edition coming in January!

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Alabama Arts $15

plus shipping*

Published by The Birmingham News
March 2007
ISBN: 1575710188


A book to linger over…

Meet the artists of Alabama — dancers, poets, painters, sculptors and more.They are captured here in 128 full color pages, a collaboration of the Alabama State Department of Tourism, The Birmingham News and author Karyn Zweifel.

*If you live in Birmingham, meet me at any coffee shop and buy me a cup of coffee…I’ll bring the book and autograph it on the spot!

The Contractor’s Book of Excuses


From The Contractor’s Book of Excuses:

Don’t forget to add ten or fifteen percent for your general contractor,” somebody told me. “They’ll supervise everybody and make sure the work gets done right.” When we added that fifteen percent, we were over budget. It was more house than we could afford. My mind flew back to the arched window of the attic. The graceful columns framing the living room. The magnificent mantelpiece in the dining room. “Nonsense.” I said. “Who needs a general contractor? How hard can it be, anyway?


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