It was a very hot July day in Louisiana… Shellie was the keynote speaker for Louisiana Association of Chiefs of Police annual conference Ladies luncheon. It was my honor to host this state-wide event. After arriving at Poverty Point, I soon realized that due to the size of the crowd our event had been moved outside to the Marina’s deck. We situated the ladies outside and brought out as many fans as the deck would hold. After many sighs and “Oh, I’m sooooo hot”….  in walks Shellie. I nervously welcomed her, explained our change of plans, and apologized for the heat. She took the news with great humor and began her program. Needless to say… Shellie stole the show and won our hearts! The ladies completely forgot about the heat. They laughed and clapped and wanted more. It was a wonderful, motivational experience. Shellie leaves you with a tremendous warm feeling for your family, church, and friends! I count it an honor to recommend her to other organizations. ~Marilyn Reynolds – Winnsboro, LA
Wife of LACP President – Mitch Reynolds

I understand the importance of connecting with the right speaker for your event. Should you have any questions, please don’t hestitate to contact me. ~Shellie


Short bio for you: Known as The Belle of All Things Southern, Shellie Rushing Tomlinson is a national best-selling author, speaker, and columnist. She and her husband Phil live and farm in Louisiana. Their two grown children are happily married and obediently producing a number of grandchildren for them to spoil. Shellie’s Penguin Group USA release, Suck Your Stomach In and Put Some Color On, was voted SIBA’s Nonfiction Finalist of 2009 by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance. The sequel, Sue Ellen’s Girl Ain’t Fat, She Just Weighs Heavy hit stores in May 2011 with a hearty endorsement from legendary comedian Jeff Foxworthy, a blurb Shellie adamantly denies purchasing.

Shellie hosts her weekly talk show ATS LIVE every Mon. evening from 5-6 PM CST on TALK 540 KMLB out of northeast Louisiana. The show also streams in real time on Shellie’s popular website, www.allthingssouthern.com and podcasts there for listening convenience.  Shellie’s three minute daily doses of All Things Southern are carried by twenty-eight radio affiliates across the South.  Shellie writes a weekly inspirational feature in Newsstar, a Gannett paper serving the Ark/La/Miss 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).

Thanks again for considering me for your event. You can take the next step checking with one of the firms that represents me below. Or, if you prefer, you may get in touch with me directly. ~Shellie

Book Shellie (Small Groups/Churches)
WOW Speaker Solutions
Attention: Porter Poole
7145 Meadow Brook Ct.
Cumming, GA 30040
f. 770-861-5816
e. porterpoole@comcast.net
Book Shellie (Libraries & Universities)
Penguin Speakers Bureau
Attention: Meghan
375 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10014
f. 212.366.2755
e. Megan Halpern

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