Articles by Terry

1959-1973: To the Duke Graduate School: Sorry I Didn’t Write Sooner

Terry’s final column as Amusements Editor for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (1973).

As the Room is Lit, So is the Future

Marking the 50th Anniversary of the REA (Rural Electrification Administration). The basis for Terry’s novel, “The Year the Lights Came On.”

T.H. Kay, Proprietor

The basis for Terry’s novel, “To Dance with the White Dog.”

Remembering Terry

Interviews with Terry’s friends and family.

Interviewed by the Georgia Writers Museum’s Caroline Cole, Intern; Melissa Swindell, Executive Director; and Chip Bell, Board Member

Robert Coram



Terry Kay is on my mind.

Clayton Ramsey

Author & Officer Emeritus and Townsend Prize Director, Atlanta Writers Club

Diane Rooks & Kathi Jolley

Author (Rooks), Peachtree Publishers (Jolley), and both Terry’s Cousins

Bill Crane

Political Analyst & Syndicated Columnist
CSI Crane, LLC

Renea Winchester


George Weinstein

Author & Director, Atlanta Writers Club

Philip Lee Williams

Georgia Writers Hall of Fame, Author

Cassandra King

Author and Wife of Pat Conroy

Bernie Schein


Rona Simmons


Lauretta Hannon

Author & Commentator, NPR’s All Things Considered

Amanda Vining photo

Amanda holds a BS in Biology from Georgia College & State University. She began her career as an educator with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. After leaving the DNR, Amanda became a formal educator with Baldwin County School System and Jasper County School System. Amanda began her museum career at the Museum of Arts and Sciences (MAS) in Macon, Georgia, where she served as Curator of Environmental Science
(2011-2020). While at MAS, Amanda developed a love for sharing the world around us with the many students who visited on school field trips. During her time as Curator of Environmental Science, Amanda launched a storytime
program for preschool children.

Since 2020, Amanda has been serving Georgia Writers Museum as a volunteer on the Education Committee. Amanda has brought her love of sharing stories with students by launching Peaches’ Reading Pasture. As Museum Manager, Amanda looks forward to serving the community and helping to inspire those within our community to put words to paper and share their stories.

Amanda was born and raised in nearby Shady Dale, Georgia. Her husband, Rodney, is a native of Eatonton, and they currently reside in Putnam County. They have three children.