Exploding Hushpuppies More Stories from Home is my second collection of short stories. Published by Westbow Press in November of 2020 (Hello pandemic, what a rotten time to release a book!) it beat the odds and sold like hotcakes — or hot hushpuppies to be more accurate. 

Alabama Media Group said, " Leslie Anne's stories delight readers with a unique spin on a modern Southern life while holding to a hint of old fashioned values."

There's a bit of eccentricity and

craziness . . .

Bruce Collier -

 editor DeFuniak Herald 

"The Exploding Hushpuppy collection is an astutely judged blend of comedy, reminiscence, and insight. And yes, it is rather calming, the kind of calm that goes with fasting from social media, sitting on the couch and listening to Debussy - or Dolly Parton." 

It seems people need a bit of lighthearted distraction during these troubled times. Even now that the pandemic is fading — it is fading, isn't it? Exploding Hushpuppies still continues to fit the need of those who love uplifting short stories full of hope and encouragement. It's clean as a whistle and won't insult your granny. As a matter of fact, she'll swat you with the book and say, "See? I told you so!"

This book is available in hard and soft cover as well as an ebook and audio version. Click "Shop Books" above to browse the versions here, or visit Amazon, Target, Walmart and Barnes and Noble online sites. 

If you are a retail gift shop or bookstores, you can order Exploding Hushpuppies at: Channel Sales at Westbow Press.

My hometown independent bookstore, Page and Palette Bookstore in Fairhope, will arrange for me to personalize your book and ship it to you.  Barnes and Noble stores across the country have Exploding Hushpuppies, or can order it for you.  

Santa love Exploding Hushpuppies!

Santa loves Exploding Hushpuppies.

'Bout to be laughing out loud to Leslie Anne Tarabella's Exploding Hushpuppies, 'cause there's nobody funnier than a Southern girl!  - I chuckled so hard at your ice maker story!

3 friends and a fork blog 

"This is a perfect time for Leslie Anne's second book debut - a collection of her trademark humorous stories to take our minds off coronavirus. Touching and funny. A must-read for those folks moving to the South, bless their hearts! Show them some hospitality and tuck a copy in a gift bag with a jar of homemade jam or a bag of boiled peanuts."

Rachel W.

"Laughed and cried at the same time. Leslie Anne is a wonderful writer and a superb teller of Southern Tales showing her subjects with great empathy and humor. You will love her stories!"

Chris D.