W alums produce books set in the South

W alums Jimmie Meese Moomaw ’58 and Dusty Thompson ’93 can now add “published author” to their respective list of accomplishments. Moomaw is author of the late summer release “Southern Fried Child ... In Homeseeker's Paradise,” a memoir about growing up in the South. Thompson penned “A Gone Pecan,” a work of humorous fiction also set in the Deep South and released last fall. Both are self-published works produced by AuthorHouse.

Moomaw was a speech and English major at the W who went on to earn a master’s in theatre and ABD degrees in Rhetoric and Public Communication and Educational Leadership. She taught communication courses on the college and university level for 40 years. Now retired from teaching, she is a political consultant, writer, and popular public speaker living in Avondale Estates, Ga. Details about Moomaw’s book and her current book tour throughout the South are found at http://www.southernfriedchild.t83.net and its related Facebook page.


Thompson received a BS degree in Journalism/Public Relations from MUW and a MA in Education Administration from Ole Miss. He works in Washington, D.C., for the Department of Veterans Affairs as a Policy and Program Analyst. More details and purchasing information about his book can be found at the Facebook page for “A Gone Pecan.”