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Shellie is owner and publisher of All Things Southern, the host of a weekly radio talk show and daily radio segments by the same name. A list of the twenty-eight radio stations that carry Shellie’s daily southern features can be found here. You can listen to Shellie’s All Things Southern LIVE Talk Show each Monday evening at 5-6 PM CST on TALK 540KMLB. The show streams LIVE and podcasts are available so everyone can join the fun.

Shellie is the author of “Lessons Learned on Bull Run Road”, “‘Twas the Night before the Very First Christmas”, “Southern Comfort with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson” and the Penguin Group USA release, “Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On”, voted Nonfiction Finalist of 2009 by SIBA. “Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!” was released May, 2011 and was subsequently nominated for the same SIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year award for 2012. Shellie’s latest book “Heart Wide Open” released from Random/Waterbrook March 18th, 21014.

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“There is nothing much funnier than someone that doesn’t take themselves too seriously and just ‘tells it all.’ I know I’ve mde a pretty good living doing just that. As a Yard Bubba (you’ll have to read the book for an explanation),living in a house full of Southern Belles, I am here to tell you that Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is laugh-out-loud funny. For anyone that has an ounce of Southern blood flowing through their veins or those that wish they did, this book is going to be a treasure.” - JeffFoxworthy

“Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a bona fide treasure! Her Southern-as-grits anecdotes and wisdom are deliverd with wide-eyed clarity and candor– and a lot of side-splitting humor. Shellie’s goal (in her own words) is to “shine some Southern insight on the absure,” and she succeds with sparking wit and a real love of her subject.” So pull up a rocking chair on Shellie’s virtual porch, and be prepared to be entertained– and you might just learn a few things, too.” — Karen White, national bestselling author of “On Folly Beach”


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Shellie Rushing Tomlinson lives in Lake Providence, Louisiana, with her husband, Phil. They have two children and three grandchildren. Shellie is the author of Lessons Learned On Bull Run Road, ’Twas the Night before the Very First Christmas, Southern Comfort with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, and the Penguin Group USA release, Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On, voted nonfiction finalist of 2009 by SIBA, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy will hit stores May 3, 2011.

Shellie is owner and publisher of All Things Southern and the host of a daily radio show and weekly video segment by the same name. You can listen to Shellie’s All Things Southern live talk show each Monday evening from 5-6 p.m. CST on TALK 540 KMLB. The show streams live and podcasts are available so everyone can join Shellie’s southern celebration! You can find Shellie’s podcasts here.

Shellie writes a weekly inspirational feature in The News-Star, a Gannett-owned paper serving parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and a monthly print and online column for Louisiana Road Trips.

When Shellie isn’t writing, speaking, taping her show, answering email, or writing content for the next deadline, you can find her playing tennis with Dixie Belle, the chocolate Lab who thinks she is in charge of running Shellie’s life. CLICK HERE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION PRESS PICTURES

You believe in God. You’re trying to serve Him. But do you know how to truly love Him—and let Him love you? As a Bible-believing churchgoer, author Shellie Tomlinson harbored a secret in her good-girl heart. She longed for something more than routine faith; she wanted to love God with a genuine, all-consuming passion. So she got honest with Him: “I admit it. I don’t love you like I should, but I want to love you. Help me!” In Heart Wide Open, Shellie invites you to answer the call of your restless heart and refuse to settle for anything less than the intimate friendship of God. Through her heartfelt and honest words, you’ll find practical inspiration to help you… · exchange your “just enough Jesus” mindset for an all-out pursuit of Him · put sizzle in your Bible study by asking God to show you the wonder of His Word · trade formulaic devotions for a devoted life Are you ready to stop struggling to make time for God and instead live every moment with God? Discover how to live with your heart wide open. See More At Waterbrook
The host of All Things Southern shares the sass and strength of Southern mamas in this spunky guide to life.

In this humorous handbook, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, host of All Things Southern, reveals the all-important lessons Southern Mamas teach their daughters. Readers will discover why blue eye shadow is trashy and learn to interpret regional dialect like the Southern Mama APB, a bulletin translated on Southern streets as: ?Give your heart to Jesus, girl, because your butt is all mine!? Shellie carefully breaks down the teachings behind those famous manners and social graces through her firsthand observations and dry wit. Here?s everything you need to know from how to cope with the unexpected, compete in the Mr. Right Game Show, and raise children?to how to keep that marriage knot tied tight over time. Woven with quotes from real Southern Mamas and sprinkled with recipes and other Southern secrets, this book?s a bona-fide celebration of all things south of the Mason-Dixon Line. 153991.5700308

The bestselling author of Suck Your Stomach In & Put Some Color On! returns with more helpful how-to’s and keen observations from Dixie.

Guided by principles from the ancient Belle Doctrine, the host of radio and television’s All Things Southern offers down-home advice on everything from health and fitness-managing thy caloric calculations without going Straight Running Crazy and surviving the Raging Inferno Syndrome (aka hot flashes)-to the Southern art of handling your man (Bubba Whispering). Whether giving business tips or debunking the Big Boned Theory, making political observations or celebrating the inevitable resurgence of big hair, Shellie is an adviser women can relate to and laugh with regardless of their age or which side of the Mason-Dixon they call home. bainbridgepics1c