began writing and producing television specials at age nineteen and went on to
distinguish herself as an actress and writer in television, films, and the
theater. She is the author of the New
York Times bestsellers Daisy Fay and
the Miracle Man, Fried Green Tomatoes
at the Whistle Stop Cafe (which was produced by Universal Pictures as Fried Green Tomatoes), Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!, Standing in the Rainbow, and A Redbird Christmas. Her script for Fried Green Tomatoes was nominated for
both the Academy and Writers Guild of America awards and won the highly
regarded Scripters Award. She lives in California and in Alabama.