The following Williamson County authors participated in the Classics Adaptation Project of Dalmation Press, issuing great classics in grade level editions.
Caprio, Mary-- adapted :
Colln, Louise-- adapted:
Hill, Laura-- adapted:
Knight, Kathryn-- adapted:
Stafford, Clay-- adapted:
Our Voices, 1995 Williamson County Literary Review
Discovering by Writing, 1996
Lections and Other Pieces Along Our Paths, 1997
Our Voices, 1997 Williamson County Literary Review
Our Voices, 1998 Williamson County Literary Review
Seasons of the Heart, 1998
Morning Light: Meditations to Awaken the Dawn, 1999
Twelve men of the Empty Hands Fellowship contributed to this inspirational book based on an album by Steve Green. They wrote from their various traditions and individual styles, and the result is a reflection of much of the religious life of Franklin—intense, various, and filled with love. The authors include:
Steve Green, Tom Moucka, Hewitt Sawyers, Bob J. Smith, William Lane, Scott Roley, Rev. Chris Williamson, Denny Denson, Rev. C. Michael Smith, Elder Walter M. Amos, Jr., Rev. Benjamin W. Johnson Sr., and Michael Card.
Dew South, 2000
Hands to Heart, 2000
The Poets of St. Paul's: An Anthology, 2000
Patchwork: An Uncommon Quilt of Words, 2001
An anthology of four Williamson County authors: Marilyn Mitchell, W. Keith Sloan, Florine Robinson, and William Fletcher Allen, who pooled their poetry, essays, and memoirs to form a book suited to its title.
Crockett Character, 2002
Chocolate for a Woman's Soul Volume II, 2003
An anthology of 77 stories by different authors compiled by Kay Allenbaugh, creator of the best-selling Chocolate series, includes "The Wedding Hankie" by Williamson County author Kathy Hardy Rhodes.
Writings from the Heart, 2003
Muscadine Lines: A Southern Anthology, 2006
Kathy Rhodes of Franklin is the Contributing Editor of an anthology of 28 writers, based on the online magazine Muscadines Lines : A Southern Journal. The following eleven Williamson County authors are included in this volume of short stories, essays, and poems: Susie Dunham, Nancy Fletcher-Blume, Joyce A. O. Lee, S. R. Lee, Ginger Manley, Louise Colln, Ben Norwood, Marion Bolick Perutelli, Kathy Rhodes, C. K. Speroff, and Kristin O'Donnell Tubb.
Literary Projects: Histories
Compiled by Anita Harris Grissom, Pat Gray Logan, Mary Rainey Martin, and Judy Grigsby Hayes, this spiral soft-back book originated as a Homecoming 1986 community history project and contains historical information on the community of Burwood, as well as many photographs.
Flat Creek: Its Land and Its People, 1986
Ennis Wallace, Sr., Jo Ann Reed Petty, Marjorie Eady Redmond, and Martha Ann Jackson Hazelwood were co-authors and compilers of this history of the community of Flat Creek. Mr. Wallace was born on the upper watershed of Flat Creek near the Revolutionary War grant of his ancestor, and he maintained his family farm in Flat Creek. Mrs. Petty grew up on her family's farm in Flat Creek. Mrs. Redmond was born on the headwaters of Flat Creek and grew up in the community. After many years in Nashville, she and her husband retired to the Eady homeplace. Mrs. Hazelwood, a native of Franklin, married into a founding family of Flat Creek. A Homecoming 1986 project, the book includes formal histories of founding families and their local descendants and of the community's churches and schools. It also includes accounts of events and institutions that make up the community's shared past and personal memoirs of "the good old days."
Franklin: A Photographic Recollection, Vol. 1, 1989.
After Bob and Jackie Canaday acquired the extensive negative and print file of their predecessor, T. W. "Woody" Dickerson, they published two volumes of old Franklin and Williamson County photographs.
Homespun Tales: The Battle of Franklin, 1989.
Homespun Tales was a project of the Pioneers' Corner Association and First Citizens Bank of Franklin. It began as an editing of the master's thesis of Nancy Amelia Greer Miller and contained her accounts of 1930 interviews with eyewitnesses of the 1864 battle and some written accounts of the battle, both private and published. New sources of information led to some "fleshing out" of the original material. Sue Berry, Martha Fuqua, and Pam Oglesby led the project with help from Jim Crutchfield, Virginia Bowman, and other local historians.
Nolensville 1797-1987: Reflections of a Tennessee Town, 1989
Compiled by Peggy Stephenson Wilson and produced by the Nolensville Recreation Center as a Homecoming 1986 project, this volume is in coffee-table format with photographs and articles. The following persons contributed to the work: Liz Burke Plattsmier, Tette Moody Mosley, Carrie Stephenson Ozburn, Rebekah Hosse Clark, Kimi Lucile Brown, Jessie Boyd Brown, Billie Ann Epps White, Harold Allen Brown, Marianne Wilson Blankenship, Amanda Coffman, Dorothy Husband Arnold, Jane Hudgens Williams, David Haywood.
Main Street: A Tasteful Passage through Historic Franklin, 1996
Franklin: A Photographic Recollection, Vol. 2, 1997.
Physicians of Williamson County: A Legacy of Healing 1797-1997, 1998.
This book "is a narrative and pictorial history of medicine in Williamson County, extending from just after the Revolutionary War until the present day." Sponsored by Williamson Medical Center as a fortieth anniversary and coincidentally a city and county bicentennial project, this book has text by Hudson Alexander and photographs by Bob Canaday with research assistance from Louise Lynch and Rick Warwick.
Soul Food: A Story to Tell, 1999
Franklin: Tennessee's Handsomest Town, 1999
Spring Hill: Everybody's Got a Story, 2001
Friends of the Spring Hill Library published this collection of simple reminiscences from citizens of Spring Hill to record the traditional life of the community as it faces growth and change.
The Natchez Trace Adventure Book
Amy Reader, Connie Eddy, and Charlotte Anderson edited work by students, parents, and faculty of Hillsboro School in Leiper's Fork to create this entertaining book about the history and the flora and fauna of the Natchez Trace and of their own neighborhood.
National Register Properties, Williamson County, Tennessee: A Joint Effort of the Heritage Foundation of Franklin and Williamson County, the Williamson County Historical Society, and Williamson County Tourism.
Compiled and edited from the Original Williamson County National Register Nominations by Mary Shearer Pearce, Rick Warwick, and Jeri McLeland Hasselbring.