Shellie is owner and publisher of All Things Southern, the host of a weekly radio talk show and daily radio segments by the same name. A list of the twenty-eight radio stations that carry Shellie’s daily southern features can be found here. You can listen to Shellie’s All Things Southern LIVE Talk Show each Monday evening at 5-6 PM CST on TALK 540KMLB. The show streams LIVE and podcasts are available so everyone can join the fun.
Shellie is the author of “Lessons Learned on Bull Run Road”, “‘Twas the Night before the Very First Christmas”, “Southern Comfort with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson” and the Penguin Group USA release, “Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On”, voted Nonfiction Finalist of 2009 by SIBA. “Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy!” was released May, 2011 and was subsequently nominated for the same SIBA Nonfiction Book of the Year award for 2012. Shellie’s latest book “Heart Wide Open” released from Random/Waterbrook March 18th, 21014.
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“This is a charming, funny, honest, touching look at one southern woman’s journey to a profound relationship with Christ. As the title suggests, Shellie lives with her heart wide open to the questions, the mysteries, and the certainties of our faith. You will love this book!”Shelia Walsh, Author of the Storm Inside
“Shellie Rushing Tomlinson gets to the heart of everyday faith in Heart Wide Open with her signature storytelling and wit, opening her own heart to share about learning to walk with God. Her use of life lessons mingled with Scripture is sure to capture the heart of every believer and every seeking soul.”Rachel Hauck, Author of Once Upon A Prince
“Heart Wide Open will fuel your desire for a deeper relationship with God and give you the gentle nudge and the steps to get it. So much of this book spoke to me that I had to get out my highlighter pen! Wherever you are in your faith, you will benefit from reading of Shellie’s journey to a deeper, stronger, more intimate relationship with our Creator. She tells it like it is, with love, good humor, and abandon, as she writes out of an honest and open love for God, for His Word, and for you! With every word you read, you can sense her excitement as she went through this journey, and it will tug on your heart, calling you to join her in falling in love with Jesus all over again.”Korie Robertson, Duck Dynasty
“To read Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is to make a new friend. Her writing is filled with sound theology, great insight, humor, and authenticity. I recommend this book to all who want to draw closer to Jesus. Her questions for Bible study are thought provoking and ripe for discussions. I have no doubt this study will strike a chord for many and be a great tool for personal spiritual growth.”Pamela Foxworthy, wife of comedian Jeff Foxworthy
“This book pushes me to be more vulnerable to the Father who loves me more than my own family—and that’s a lot. How wonderful to know that God not only loves us for who we are, but that He created us the way He wants us. He wants us to pour our lives out to Him to glorify Him. Thank you, Shellie, for encouraging us all through this book to draw closer to our God and to keep our hearts wide open to all the possibilities He has for us!”Missy Robertson, Duck Dynasty
“So many of us have a longing for more in our Christian lives. In Heart Wide Open, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson fans this flame within us as she points our hearts toward a life of joy, excitement, and wonder in God. Her words will wrap around you like a hug, and you’ll find yourself being equipped to engage in your daily relationship with the Lord like never before.”Lisa Bevere, best-selling author of Girls with Swords and Lioness Arising
“There is nothing much funnier than someone that doesn’t take themselves too seriously and just ‘tells it all.’ I know I’ve mde a pretty good living doing just that. As a Yard Bubba (you’ll have to read the book for an explanation),living in a house full of Southern Belles, I am here to tell you that Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is laugh-out-loud funny. For anyone that has an ounce of Southern blood flowing through their veins or those that wish they did, this book is going to be a treasure.” - JeffFoxworthy
“Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a bona fide treasure! Her Southern-as-grits anecdotes and wisdom are deliverd with wide-eyed clarity and candor– and a lot of side-splitting humor. Shellie’s goal (in her own words) is to “shine some Southern insight on the absure,” and she succeds with sparking wit and a real love of her subject.” So pull up a rocking chair on Shellie’s virtual porch, and be prepared to be entertained– and you might just learn a few things, too.” — Karen White, national bestselling author of “On Folly Beach”
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Shellie Rushing Tomlinson lives in Lake Providence, Louisiana, with her husband, Phil. They have two children and three grandchildren. Shellie is the author of Lessons Learned On Bull Run Road, ’Twas the Night before the Very First Christmas, Southern Comfort with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, and the Penguin Group USA release, Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On, voted nonfiction finalist of 2009 by SIBA, the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy will hit stores May 3, 2011.
Shellie is owner and publisher of All Things Southern and the host of a daily radio show and weekly video segment by the same name. You can listen to Shellie’s All Things Southern live talk show each Monday evening from 5-6 p.m. CST on TALK 540 KMLB. The show streams live and podcasts are available so everyone can join Shellie’s southern celebration! You can find Shellie’s podcasts here.
Shellie writes a weekly inspirational feature in The News-Star, a Gannett-owned paper serving parts of Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, and a monthly print and online column for Louisiana Road Trips.
When Shellie isn’t writing, speaking, taping her show, answering email, or writing content for the next deadline, you can find her playing tennis with Dixie Belle, the chocolate Lab who thinks she is in charge of running Shellie’s life. CLICK HERE FOR HIGH RESOLUTION PRESS PICTURES
In this humorous handbook, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, host of All Things Southern, reveals the all-important lessons Southern Mamas teach their daughters. Readers will discover why blue eye shadow is trashy and learn to interpret regional dialect like the Southern Mama APB, a bulletin translated on Southern streets as: ?Give your heart to Jesus, girl, because your butt is all mine!? Shellie carefully breaks down the teachings behind those famous manners and social graces through her firsthand observations and dry wit. Here?s everything you need to know from how to cope with the unexpected, compete in the Mr. Right Game Show, and raise children?to how to keep that marriage knot tied tight over time. Woven with quotes from real Southern Mamas and sprinkled with recipes and other Southern secrets, this book?s a bona-fide celebration of all things south of the Mason-Dixon Line.
Guided by principles from the ancient Belle Doctrine, the host of radio and television’s All Things Southern offers down-home advice on everything from health and fitness-managing thy caloric calculations without going Straight Running Crazy and surviving the Raging Inferno Syndrome (aka hot flashes)-to the Southern art of handling your man (Bubba Whispering). Whether giving business tips or debunking the Big Boned Theory, making political observations or celebrating the inevitable resurgence of big hair, Shellie is an adviser women can relate to and laugh with regardless of their age or which side of the Mason-Dixon they call home.