Ray and Denise Hughes live in The Shoals Area of Alabama a stroll and a half from the Tennessee River, better known as the Singing River, with all its history and lore. Having traveled the world for over 50 years as an author, storyteller, songwriter, and poet, he currently continues his work from the porch of their historic downtown home. He is passionate about homemade cornbread, old guitars, and five dazzling grandchildren… but not necessarily in that order. If you want to gain knowledge, read a book. If you want to gain a knowing, take a slow walk in the rain – then write about it.