Southern Fiction has evolved since William Faulkner’s opaque gothic stories about a dysfunctional culture adrift and decaying in a post Civil War world.  I still enjoy the old style southern writing; Robert Penn Warren’s All the King’s Men is my favorite book, but there is much more now.  That’s what this blog is about.  We’ll look at the new Southern writers, especially those that write action or adventure fiction, like James Lee Burke, and, of course, Ed Baldwin.  Open for discussion also will be the Romance writers and the Historical fiction writers, especially discussions about how the new writers mimic and draw from the old style authors and those historians like Shelby Foote who presented the details of our southern heritage in such an interesting, literary style.