belle: A woman in search of adventure in the South (or a Disney heroine who reads).

letters: Notes from me to you; an old-fashioned, thoughtful sort of communication.

belles lettres: Light, sophisticated literature that is an end in itself.

Belle’s Letters: A record of my adventures as a literature professor, a Georgia resident, and a hound-dog owner.

I’m originally from Tehachapi, California, a small mountain town loved (or at least briefly mentioned) by both Humphrey Bogart and Bugs Bunny. After spending a few years reading books at Biola University and a few more at the University of Connecticut, I am now lucky enough to study stories full-time with some of my favorite people in the world, college students. I am a fan of pizza, sunshine, and puns.