Trease L Carpenter

About Southern Fried tlc...

A song of the South comes to mind with, "sweet potato pie and hush my mouth." Although Trease L Carpenter was born, and lived a few years in the Midwest as a Buckeye, she was raised Southern.  Trease hangs her hat in the Southeastern US. She calls the foothills of the Smoky Mountains of Northeast Tennessee home. Furthermore, some of her kinfolk lived in Tennessee before the Civil War, so her roots here are strong. Being Southern is Trease's lifestyle and the way of Southern Fried tlc.

Southern Fried tlc is a regional zine, covering life with a Southern slant. Get out of the fast lane for awhile and enjoy the view from the slow lane. Also, get ready for a bunch of yarn spinning and story-craft at it's finest. Check out the off-the-beaten path gems in life, including the eateries, shops and travels taken. Enjoy the events and locals found along the way. Enjoy the unique architecture and treasured historical finds.

Join In On The Stories As They Unfold

Tourism, lifestyle and community keep the home fires burning and they keep the traditions and local attractions alive. Yes, there are plenty of events, attractions, history and lush scenery to keep visitors coming our way. Some visiting guests even stay and become locals themselves. Lifestyle is chock-full of diversity. Often, hobbies turn into another career or lead folks back to their roots. Artisans, hobbyists and craftsmen have much in common and much to give to the community. Last of all, the community is so much more than the locale. It's also the sense and spirit of the place and the locals. Finally, it's part of the story. And the story is where it's all at.

It's how Trease rolls as a freelance writer, blogger and photo journalist. Trease also wrote the Thursday edition of the "Across the Fence" column as a rural correspondent for the Kingsport Times-News for five years, from May 2010 until the end of August 2015. She flavored her column the way she flavors Southern Fried tlc. Trease came from a long line of storytellers and that's what Southern Fried tlc is about... the texture, taste and sense of story-craft. The story is the legacy left behind and it's how we promote life with a splash of Southern Fried tlc. So, please join in on the story as it unfolds... the tourism, lifestyle and community of Southern Fried tlc.

This is home to Southern Fried tlc, in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains in Northeast Tennessee. Let the goodtimes roll and enjoy the read. Feel the locale and the lifestyles of the not-so-rich and and potentially famous through the painting of the pictures. Please join in on the story as it unfolds like a song of the South that's sung everywhere..