As the old saying goes, “authors write what they know.” This could not be more true for Beth Albright, Tuscaloosa native and University of Alabama graduate, whose new book series “The Sassy Belles” depicts life in Tuscaloosa, from its glamorous Southern charm to Crimson Tide football.Continue reading this article...
“I grew up in Tuscaloosa and graduated from The University of Alabama,” Albright said. “I wrote the first book of the series during a nostalgic time in my life. I had followed my husband to a job out of state and had to close my acting school, and I found myself homesick for Tuscaloosa and the smart, sassy women who raised me.”
Albright’s brother, Bruce Albright, said she always had a “flair for drama and telling stories.” Not only is “The Sassy Belles” based in her hometown, but the books are littered with influences from Albright’s own life. Several of her characters are based on her own family, friends and old boyfriends, while some of the funny scenes in the books are flashbacks and anecdotal stories from her own life, she said.
How wonderful was that article?! I am so thrilled they wanted to write about me because I just love Tuscallusa so much!