Hound Dawg


Hound Dawg is finally available. Yippee! The setting for this “Southern fried telling of The Little Red Hen,” writes Publisher’s Weekly, is down on a cotton farm. I grew up knowing about cotton farms in Mississippi, or so I thought. But while researching cotton, I discovered that it is grown in seventeen states. Gosh, I… Read more »


HOUND DAWG movie trailer created by Cara Pilgrim, daughter of Illustrator Cheryl Pilgrim. Enjoy! Hound Dawg Movie Trailer

Cornbread Cook-off Winner

Cornbread Cook-off winner Linda Whitaker, (center) and illustrator Cheryl Pilgrim (right) in Fort Worth at The West Hampton Sandwich Shop for the tasting. Congratulations Linda! Her recipe will be featured in “HOUND DAWG”, a Southern retelling of “The Three Little Pigs.” A special thank you to the judges:  Janet Herald, Dick Stenson, and Regan Vermillion,… Read more »


The late Robert San Souci, famous children’s book author, influenced Patricia Vermillion’s passion for retelling stories. 

Cornbread Cook-off Winners are …

Congratulations to Rebecca Henderson-Smotherman, Linda Whitaker, Aimee Whitaker, Donna Thomas, Sally Keeling, Deborah Taylor, Cynthia Wildridge, Jean Cook, Donna Bartee, Valerie Bergstrom. The final touches for the cook-off are being put together by Rebecca Allen, TCU Press. The new West Hampton Bistro will host the event in January. More news to follow by Rebecca.

Cornbread Cook-Off Challenge

Think you have the best cornbread recipe around? Submit it to our Cornbread Cook-off Challenge for a chance to be featured in Patricia Vermillion’s newest children’s book, Hound Dawg, a Southern retelling of “The Little Red Hen”! Mail a copy of your recipe (along with your name, phone number, email address, and mailing address) to: Rebecca… Read more »

Cheryl Pilgrim

I would like to introduce Cheryl Pilgrim, writer and illustrator. Cheryl is the illustrator for my new book… Hound Dawg Texas’ version of The Little Red Hen “I ‘m an artist/writer from The Woodlands, TX where I live with my husband and a small collection of cats and dogs. I have a Bachelors and Masters… Read more »


Hello out there to all librarians, writers and illustrators. I am so blessed to be a librarian, teacher, writer, reader, “Mimi” to six grandchildren, “Mom” to three grown children, and “Honey” to a supportive husband. My lifelong learning motto: “You are never to OLD to write and publish your first book.” Remember Laura Ingalls Wilder?… Read more »