Renee Armand’s abiding passion for her farm and rural culture are the inspirations for “Our Place.” A singer/songwriter, Armand also deals in rare and out of print books and ephemera.
Marty Bell, PhD., is a professor, preacher, singer/songwriter and writer who shares his delightful, wise reminders and insights through “The Wayfaring Stranger.” He teaches at Nashville’s Belmont University and ministers to three Methodist churches in rural Williamson County: Green's Chapel, Garrison and Greenbrier.
Kelly Branham is a photographer, a writer and also a lawyer who works to promote dialogue and restorative justice in federal cases nationwide. She resides in a beautiful 'holler' in Primm Springs, Tennessee.
Ana Christensen is a singer/songwriter, writer/photographer who lives in Williamson County's College Grove area. Born in the United States, she grew up in Australia and Papua, New Guinea.
Wayne Christeson is a sometime writer and a longtime resident of Leiper’s Fork.
Anne Goetze is an artist and photographer who specializes in rural landscapes and portrait subjects. Several of her collections can be found on her website. Her originals are carried at The Arts Company in Nashville; her prints can be found at The Laurel Leaf in Leiper's Fork. Goetze is a founding member of Friends of Hills & Hamlet's; her limited edition print "Barn on Bailey Road" is available to Hills & Hamlets donors.
Many times Mimi Johnston has revealed the personality of a music artist in her interviews for “Face the Music” for Hills & Hamlets readers. Now she treats us to her observations and research of the arts scene just outside the city of Nashville, Tennessee. The award-winning writer and composer is the originator of Puckett’s After Hours, the Music in the Fork concert series, and Mi2 Productions.
Larry Kane is a trained chef from Boston, Massachusetts who shares his knowledge of food with Hills & Hamlets readers in “Good Food.” As a Nashville restaurant manager he won the 2001 Wine Spectator Award of Excellence; he is now found at the McKay's Mill Publix in Franklin, Tennessee.
Robin Lockwood is a Master Herbalist, Plant Spirit Medicine practitioner who lives in the southwest section of Williamson County. She is well known for her Hills & Hamlets columns “Robin’s Remedies” and "From the Hammock."
Williamson County resident Stuart Moore lives in the northwest area of Williamson County and is a landscaper, writer and advocate for planet-friendly lifestyles. He encourages readers to contact him with ideas and news.
Nathan Collie was born and raised in middle Tennessee, spending his time outdoors fishing and hunting. After observing nature so closely his entire life, Collie began sharing his findings through photography. Nathan has produced a series of short nature films with musical soundtracks. His work documents the wildlife in some of his favorite remote areas. Nathan's work is available through his website.
Collaborators and native Nashvillians, Rick Smith is a professional photographer who taught at Columbia College Chicago before returning to Tennessee in 2010. Dawn Hopkins is a writer who currently lectures at Belmont University. The two combine their talents in their upcoming book The Nashville Songwriter.
Sherry Paige is a writer,video producer and musician in her vocation as owner of Pen Point Productions. With a love for creative storytelling at the heart of every project, her equestrian avocation resonates with equal passion for the authentic. See, hear and read more of Paige's work on her website.
Sherlene Spicer shares her travels to remote and nearby areas in “Adventures of a Nature Guide” through both her writing and photography. She has traveled the world photographing plants and birds and has worked as a guide for the Cumberland-Harpeth Audubon Society for over 15 years.