Appalachia Blog

The Blind Pig Gets Interviewed

I was recently interviewed by the Writers Circle-click here to read it. If you’re a writer-you should check out the Writers Circle’s writing tips-and if you live in the Western NC/North GA area you should for sure check out the classes.


Hope you enjoyed reading about why and how I started the Blind Pig & The Acorn.



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    August 19, 2011 at 7:32 pm

    The Angel of Brasstown….very fitting!
    Very interesting interview.

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    kat magendie
    August 18, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Loved it! left a comment . . .
    Big Smiling Here!

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    Janet Smart
    August 11, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    I enjoyed the interview, Tipper.

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    August 11, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Yes, a terrific interview from another worthwhile site. Kudos!
    I particularly like the way you categorized your ‘acorns’ 🙂

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    Ethelene Dyer Jones
    August 11, 2011 at 6:51 am

    Dear Tipper,
    How delightful the interview in Writers’ Circle about how you began Blind Pig & the Acorn, and how fortunate we all are that you decided to begin, continue and expand it. Your readers are so glad each day to see what the new subject will be and to make contact with you and those who comment. Thanks is too, too small a word to convey our gratitude! And the picture to go with the interview was superlative! Indeed, our “Queen of Appalachia”! Beautiful, talented, humble and dedicated. Thanks!

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    August 10, 2011 at 8:36 am

    You are definitely my Queen of Brasstown and the Princesses are well on their way to following your footsteps! Thanks for allowing us a curb-side seat at the parade.

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    Suzi Phillips
    August 9, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    Very nice! I really enjoyed learning more about what makes the Blind Pig tick. Thanks for all you do to keep us real-you blow all the stereotypes sky high, but you make sure folks know we aren’t like everyone else, too. I always look forward to what you’re going to do next!

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    Miss Cindy
    August 9, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    Tipper, that’s a very good interview. I’m so pleased for you.
    I loved your idea of the little circus juggler who lives in your brain. I’ve actually seen him in your eyes, when I knew he was rotating your choices!

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    kenneth o. hoffman
    August 9, 2011 at 7:18 pm

    Tipper: I am so happy you are being recognized for your talent and wit. you bring a lot of joy to so many folks .your sedro woolley bud. k.o.h

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    Brenda Kay Ledford
    August 9, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    Glenda did a fantastic job interviewing you. I enjoyed reading your profile very much. Great article!

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    August 9, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Congratulations Tipper!! A really fine interview! I enjoyed reading it very much. Your blog takes me back to the way we lived and talked in the Ozarks foothills.

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    August 9, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I found your blog thru a business
    lady back in 2008, read, studied,
    and admired you from a distance
    for about a year before joining
    this terrific Appalachian showcase. Your writings appeal to
    the core of who I am, and every
    day I get ‘a lifting’ just reading
    about and seeing the places of my home. Thanks for sharing Pap and
    Granny’s wisdom, and all your
    talented family’s music. And a big
    congradulations on the interview,
    you made us proud!…Ken

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    B. Ruth
    August 9, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Just got back in town…and what do I find? Well, it’s like openin’ a brand new chester drawers full of jewels!….Great interview and the posts I’ve missed…So far I’ve played the video three times and I’m trying to read all the posts this morning..
    Just wonderful as usual…Am I surprised? No..when I read the blind pig the first felt like home and I said to myself..Self, this gal is going to have a great blog and you do!
    Thanks Tipper,
    PS..I just knew it was “Undone in Sorrow”..great job girls!

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    Brian Blake
    August 9, 2011 at 9:44 am

    Dear Tipper, As you say, those of us exploring an Appalachian heritage are glad to have found you as our enthusiastic guide,
    “Up in the mountains, so still it makes yuh skeered/ Where God lies sleeping in His great white beard” (Stephen Vincent Benet).
    The “Blind Pig” has added unique insights to my book featuring great-great grandfather Blake, growing up in Appalachia 200-years ago. Thanks to you, his memory is good hands!

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    Rooney Floyd
    August 9, 2011 at 9:04 am

    You made my eyes moisten. We appreciate you and your work more than you will ever know. God bless you and your family. Keep up the good work!

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    August 9, 2011 at 9:00 am

    Girl, you are so talented and i believe you have a well of talent in you that has yet to be discovered. As readers, you give us something pure and real to read everyday. Reading your posts starts my day. May the Lord keep blessing you.

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    August 9, 2011 at 8:48 am

    Excellent interview! You motivate me:)

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    August 9, 2011 at 8:47 am

    This is wonderful! At the risk of giving you the Bighead, Tipper, I would like to compliment you on your writing. The term Bighead is used in this neck of the woods commonly to prevent us getting above our raisin’. You are somehow able to capture Appalachia and bring it in a very pure form to the reader. All these warped portrayals of Appalachian folks by the movie industry has overlooked one of the most interesting cultures in the United States.
    Your Pap like my Dad reeks of integrity. They teach you how to enjoy the simple things, and those simple enjoyments will stay with you all your life. My Dad has been gone for awhile, but I can still here him coaching me through my blunders. I have always felt these were the type of men that could figure out what to do in these troubled times…no agenda! They just have plain common sense. And, it seems you have inherited that common sense that is so well portrayed in your writing.

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    Debby Brown
    August 9, 2011 at 8:44 am

    That was a very good interview, you came across just as you do here. You are just who you are and you don’t “put on airs” for nobody! I just enjoy my little visit with your blog so much every day before I step outside my door to insanity! 🙂

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    August 9, 2011 at 8:19 am

    Fantastic interview Tipper! I enjoyed it alot. I think you’re an angel too! Keep up the good writing!

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    Eva M. Wike, Ph.D.
    August 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Well, I am not related to the QUEEN OF BRASSTOWN! But I’ll tell you one thang! She is a gooden! And that is the best compliment ever!!!
    Eva Nell

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    Charles Fletcher
    August 9, 2011 at 8:17 am

    Great interview, only the tip of the stories you have for your many readers. This is my first read every morning while enjoying my coffee. Your writing is great and I would be happy to publish your story.
    Keep going.
    Charles Fletcher

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    Mike McLain
    August 9, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Nice interview, Tipper! Blind Pig always keeps me coming back.

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    Jim Casada
    August 9, 2011 at 7:33 am

    Tipper–Pretty soon I’ll be able to say, “Why I knew Tipper back when before she became famous and was just a country girl from Brasstown.” Meanwhile, keep climbing that ladder of literary fame.
    Jim Casada

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    Don Casada
    August 9, 2011 at 7:25 am

    Way to go, Angel of Brasstown!!! Nicely done.
    How much are autographs running these days 😉

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    August 9, 2011 at 6:20 am

    Very nice. I also had the advantage of being able to ‘hear’ you answering those questions. It’s awesome being related to a celebrity:)

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