Madelyn Bennett Edwards is a Louisiana native who lives in Canton, Georgia with her architect husband, Gene. Sissy is her third novel, the final book in the Catfish-Lilly Trilogy.
“Maddy,” as her friends and grandchildren call her, went to beauty school to put herself through college, graduating from Louisiana College with a BA in journalism and English at 38—a single mom with two children. She earned an MA in writing from Lenoir Rhyne University in North Carolina after age 60. The former television health journalist started MBC, a television production company, in Alexandria, Louisiana in the 1980s, moved it to Nashville, Tennessee in the 1990s, and sold it in 2003.
Maddy is presently working on a fourth novel, also set in Jean Ville, Louisiana, from 1990-2010. She also continues to plow through painstaking work on her memoir with the help of Jessica Jacobs, a poet-writer in Asheville, NC.