The chapter Lauretta Hannon is working on now for her upcoming book is about scars.
Hannon—a 43-year-old resident of Powder Springs who has enjoyed literary success following the 2009 release of The Cracker Queen: A Memoir of a Jagged, Joyful Life—had a form of skin cancer years ago, causing a scar on her forearm.
People would tell her of cream that would reduce the scarring. “And I thought, ‘Why would I want to make it go away? It’s reminding me every day that I’ve been given some more opportunities here.’”
Such struggles and how they affect spiritual growth is the central theme of the book. With the working title Sermons for Twisted Sisters, it’s set to hit shelves sometime in 2014.
“If I had to sum up what the book is about,” Hannon said, “I’d refer to the quote by Auntie Mame: ‘Life is a banquet,