Alabama Author Ramey Channell
March 27, 2011
Local author Ramey Channell was an imaginative child, painting and writing stories and poetry at an early age. Her first poem was published shortly after she graduated from high school, and since then she has won numerous awards for her creative writing. Her latest book, Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge—a fictional account of a young girl named Lily Claire and her cousin,Willie T.—was inspired by her childhood experiences growing up on Dunnavant Mountain and in Leeds, Alabama. “My cousin and I lived and played like wild children of the woods, and we never imagined that there was any life or any home more desirable than our own,” says Channell. Sweet Music on Moonlight Ridge has been entered in the competition for a Pulitzer Prize award.