LISA PATTON spent over twenty years in the music industry before discovering her passion for novel writing and is now the bestselling author of "Whistlin' Dixie in a Nor'Easter "and "Yankee Doodle Dixie". Both novels have been featured on the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) Bestseller List, and in 2010 Lisa was selected by Target as an Emerging Author. Born and raised in Memphis, Lisa spent time as a Vermont innkeeper until three sub-zero winters sent her speeding back down South. When she s not writing Lisa guides walking tours of Historic Downtown Franklin, her hometown in Tennessee, and also writes for "Southern Exposure Magazine". Lisa is the proud mother of two sons and a little Havanese pooch named Rosie.