Kathie Farnell is a writer and independent radio and television producer based in Foley, Alabama. She is president and founder of Artemis Media Project, a nonprofit corporation which develops and produces quality media projects in collaboration with state-of-the-art technical facilities.

She is the recipient of a Gabriel Award and Gold and Bronze Worldmedals from the New York Festivals for her work as co-producer and project director on “Remembering Slavery”, the landmark 1998 public radio series which used rare archival recordings to tell stories about the daily lives of slaves in their own voices. Radio projects include “Honky Tonks, Hymns and the Blues,” a series with Murray Street Productions and Pacific Vista Productions heard on NPR’s Morning Edition; “WC Handy’s Blues,” produced with Murray Street Productions and distributed by PRI for Black History Month 2007, “Swingtime,” and "Heavenly Sight" distributed by PRI for Black History Month 2012.

She was an attorney for twenty years before switching gears, and during that time worked as an assistant attorney general for the state of Alabama; as director of the University of Alabama’s Office of Energy and Environmental Law; and as proprietor of Farnell Legal Research.

Her feature articles can be seen in a variety of regional and national publications as well as on the web. Duck and Cover: A Nuclear Family, her hilarious memoir about growing up in Montgomery, Alabama, during the Cold War, is available from University of South Carolina Press.

Kathie lives ten miles inland from the Alabama Gulf Coast with her husband Jack Purser and a herd of cats.

 

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