Keira Cole

Keira Cole is Southern through and through. She’s a “yes, sir/no, ma’am,” “please” and “thank you” kind of girl who was raised to respect her elders and be polite to everyone. Born in Florida, she moved to South Carolina at age ten. It was there she learned about the wonders of sweet tea, honeysuckle, and the taste of a warm, freshly picked tomato from a roadside stand (she also learned to carry a saltshaker in her glove box).

Keira has been a reader and a writer of poetry since childhood, when her granddaddy held her on his lap and read to her from The Swiss Family Robinson and Whitman’s Leaves of Grass. She has read every Nancy Drew book ever written and started her own career writing silly teen heartthrob romances in middle school, which she read to her equally excitable girlfriends. Her favorite books are The Sound and the Fury by William Faulkner and The Poisonwood Bible by Barbara Kingsolver.

As Keira’s fond of pointing out, any Southern woman worth her salt knows how to bake light, fluffy biscuits, never appears in public without shaving her legs, and knows exactly what “bless her heart” means. If you’re hungry, she’ll feed you. If you need advice, she always has an opinion. If you’re happy, she will laugh with you. If you’re sad, she’ll cry with you. If you’re rude, she will kill you with kindness.

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