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Nancy Dorman-Hickson

Nancy Dorman-Hickson grew up in Sturgis and Starkville, Mississippi where she roamed woods, rode horses, and fished muddy ponds. Now she is a writer based in Birmingham, Alabama who was with Time Inc.’s Progressive Farmer and Southern Living magazines for 19 years. She’s been a newspaper desk editor and co-authored Diplomacy and Diamonds, the best-selling memoir of Joanne King Herring. Dorman-Hickson and her husband are the parents of college-age fraternal twins. For more, see www.NancyDormanHickson.com.

Recent Posts

Secrets to Keeping Your Kids in Sports While Living in the Country

Dedicated parents with athletic kids can work out the commute from rural areas to town sports events.

Tips for Starting a Flower Farm Business | Rethink:Rural

Raising beautiful cut flowers can add beauty to your property while raising income for your family. Here are six tips to follow to run your own...

Finding the Right Price When Buying or Selling Land

How do you set the right price for buying or selling land? A real estate expert gives her advice for finding the right amount to offer on property.

How Far from Civilization Should You Buy Land?

When buying land, how close do you need to be to civilization to ensure distance isn't a problem? A land broker offers advice to help you choose...

Advantages of Owning vs. Leasing Land

Are you debating whether to own or lease property?

How to Create a Campsite on Your Land

We talk to the experts about what's required to set up a camping area on your own property.

Healthcare in Rural America: Can You Get Good Care in the Country?

You want to move to the country, but will your medical care suffer, or will rural doctors measure up to city doctors? Rethink:Rural asks an expert.

The Best Way to Leave Land to Your Family Members

An expert offers tips about leaving land to your family members through rural estate planning.

How Country Life Saves You Money

Six ways moving to the country will save you serious cash.

How a forester created wooden decor from a piece of history

When Billy Lipthrott found the remains of a pre-Christopher Columbus era tree, he had to preserve it and put the rustic wood on display. He...