Distinct and complex, Southern fiction is a conversation about place—rural to urban, pine forests to sand dunes, woodland cabins to high-rise condos, office buildings to mills to farms—and how it shapes us. It explores what it means to live in the New South while keeping a tether to the old. The essence of the Sour Mash Series is to get at what Flannery O’Connor once wrote: “The writer operates at a peculiar crossroads where time and place and eternity somehow meet. His problem is to find that location.”
We believe Southern fiction writers have found that location and its people, and Regal House Publishing wants to honor that by publishing the most compelling Southern fiction being written today under our Sour Mash series.
We are proud to announce Lillah Lawson’s Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree as the inaugural title in our Sour Mash series.
“Monarchs Under the Sassafras Tree reads like a low country boil with spice and warm flavor. It is a love letter to the resilient people of Georgia.” – Avid Bookstore, Book of the Week Pick (Athens, GA)
Upcoming Sour Mash Titles
McMullen Circle by Heather Newton
Children of Dust by Marlin Barton
Loving the Dead and Gone by Judith Turner-Yamamoto
Hemlock Hollow by Culley Holderfield
We look forward to bringing you more finely crafted Southern fiction in our Sour Mash series.