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Olivia deBelle Byrd

OLIVIA deBELLE BYRD knows what it is like to grow up amid Southern traditions, and her most recent book, SAVE MY PLACE (Mercer 2014) is a coming-of-age story that earned the 2015 Gold Medal for Florida Fiction from the Florida Publishers Association and a second Gold Medal for Cover Design. Olivia’s first book of humorous anecdotes, MISS HILDRETH WORE BROWN: ANECDOTES OF A SOUTHERN BELLE, was awarded two Silver Medals from the Florida Publishers Association.

Olivia has delighted audiences across the South with her humorous vignettes and tales of classic Southern personalities you are sure to appreciate.

The daughter of one of the first Pepsi bottlers in the South, Olivia is a longtime resident of Panama City, where she lives with her husband Tommy, and today, in addition to writing, she enjoys visiting family, especially her grandchildren.

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