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Friday, March 16, 2018

Imitation of Life

It was a thought that resembled an action.
A whisper that seemed like spoken word.
A reaction that imitated emotion.
A habit that looked like a bond.
It was a charade that vaguely resembled my life.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Opal Book Promo on YouTube

So excited that the promo for my book, Opal, is now on Opal is a collection of related short stories set in 1950s rural Mississippi. Opal Pratt is a reclusive, middle-aged spinster living alone in the house where she was born. Learn more in this video.

Friday, June 30, 2017

So Excited!

IT's OFFICIAL!! I've been accepted as one of the more than sixty authors and artists to display our work at the annual Mississippi Book Festival in August on the grounds and surrounding area of the state capitol in Jackson, MS. In addition to our area, there's a section for book sellers and another for children's books. Inside the capitol will be individual speakers and a variety of panels. Publishers' reps will also be circulating. This is the third year of the "literary lawn party" which last year drew 6,500 guests. I am so honored that my application passed muster. If you're in the area, come see me.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

My Book -- Opal -- on the Road

Off tomorrow to Marvell, Arkansas for a meet-the-author tea. And I’M the author! Woo hoo! I’ll be chatting and responding to Q&A about my book, Opal, and will find time to pop down a scone as well.
Opal is available on I love getting together with book lovers, so contact me if you have an invitation. Go to comments on this website.

Thursday, May 4, 2017

New Story

New story on the website. It's titled The Pinch and is set in the 1878 yellow fever epidemic in Memphis. The Pinch was the neighborhood bordering the Mississippi River in the north section of town. The name originated from the pinched look of the underfed immigrants who settled there. This story follows the tragedies and blessing of an Irish family.

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Opal Reviewed

I was thrilled and honored to read a review of my book, Opal, on the book review blog, Tomes and Tequila. This might be the most exciting part: "Thomas-Plunk has such an amazing literary voice, and so artistically paints pictures with her words, that I could feel myself being transported to the South that I love so much."
Thank you, Ms. Huber!
The entire review is available at

The book is a collection of short stories set in 1950s rural Mississippi. It is available for purchase on amazon, barnes and noble, booksamillion and other online bookselers.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Opal Is On Facebook

Opal Pratt now has her own facebook page -- Opal - the Book. Today, there is a short quiz, but she's willing (after my encouragement) to answer some of your questions about the contents and characters of her book. Take a look, ask a question and give her a like.