- Remember Me Pink 1999
- In Stitches, Starkville, Mississippi: Longmeadow Publishing Company, 1997
by Abigail Laughlin (SHS)
Edith Teasley was born in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1925 but lived many years in Starkville, Mississippi. She had four daughters, nine granddaughters, three great-granddaughters, and a great-grandson who provided her with plenty of subjects to write about. Her book In Stitches is composed of short stories based on her own real-life experiences. On the copyright page, she says, “This book is a book of facts. All names, characters, places and incidents are true. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or persons, is entirely deliberate.” Her second book, Remember Me Pink, was published in 1999.
Teasley began writing for the First Baptist Church News Letter and was noticed by the local newspaper. She was then published weekly in the Lifestyles section of the Starkville Daily News for a number of years. At the encouragement of her readers, and with the support of family and friends, she published her short stories in her book In Stitches. Her friends noted that they are “very excited about the fact that some some member of her family has not strangled her with his/her bare hands” (Reed ).
She retired, and in her free time Teasley wrote her stories, painted with oil paints, read, and acted with the Starkville Community Theater. According to her book, she was “having the time of her life as a senior citizen.”
- “In Stitches Merits Second Reading.” Reed, Jenny. Starkville Daily News.
- In Stitches. Teasley, Edith. Starkville, Mississippi: Longmeadow Publishing Company. 1997.