After retiring from teaching where she taught every grade but first, Lee St. John wrote two humorous books, Teacher Tattletales and Other Southern Shenanigans and She’s a Keeper! Cockamamie Memoirs from a Hot Southern Mess. Her writing is featured in two anthologies, Finally Home (December 2019) and Chicken Soup for the Soul: Believe in Miracles (February 2020).
She contributes weekly columns to the Fayette-News in Georgia. In 2019, she was named among the top four essayists in the 2019 Georgia Author of the Year book competition.
Lee describes herself as “an unapologetic rogue Southern belle, a high-jinx expert and mayhem confessor.” As a storyteller, she has been compared to Erma Bombeck (yet with an edge), Lewis Grizzard (but with PG-13 rated twists) Ali Wentworth (a tell-all who fearlessly describes her secrets), any “frisky” Seinfeld episode and even National Lampoon’s parodies.
Lee and her husband of 36 years have two Millennial sons and a tater-tot-looking white Schnauzer named OBie, who, as a very talented talking dog, hosts “Spilling the Beans Book Club” on her Facebook page on Mondays.