The People, Places, and the History of The Northern Neck of VA

Neck Tales: Stories from Virginia's Northern Neck by Thea Marshall

Neck Tales
I am a fan of Thea Marshall. Thea and I were once colleagues at the public media broadcasting corporation based in Richmond, VA. She was the host of a program called “Neck Tales,” stories about The Northern Neck. To me, Thea was the tough New Yorker, a smile on her face while asking direct, unvarnished questions. My kind of woman…plus she was sharp with the jokes and a snappy dresser! Thea was living in the Weems/Irvington area for over 26 years when I met her somewhere around 2008-2009…and I teased her by saying “You are still a come-here!”  We became friends, and I, a fan. “Neck Tales” is about Thea’s loves, journalism and her new home. This space is reserved with a placeholder that is a copy of the cover of Thea Marshall’s book, “Neck Tales,” with the hope that one day we can all listen to the rebroadcast of the show “Neck Tales,” stories of Thea’s home on The Northern Neck, the place I, too, call home. Fingers crossed.

Permission granted by VPM News for rebroadcast
Audio will be provided by Thea Marshall

About the Author

thea-marshallAuthor Thea Marshall wrote and broadcasted original commentaries about the people, history and culture of Virginia’s Northern Neck for National Public Radio (NPR). While based in Washington, D.C., she produced, wrote and voiced dozens of public affairs radio, television and cable productions for a variety of clients, including AARP, NEA, and many more. She also wrote a series of one woman shows, including “The Magnificent Rebel, Edna St. Vincent Millay” and “The Many Faces of Woman,” which she had performed locally and nationally. Ms. Marshall has lived in Virginia’s Northern Neck since 1986.

About the Publisher
Brandylane Publishers, Inc. is a small independent press that has been publishing fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and children’s books since 1985. Brandylane is located in the Monroe district of Richmond, Virginia.

Ordering Information
Order direct from the publisher at; 804.644.3090 or write 5 South First Street, Richmond, Virginia 23219. Also available at and $16.00 plus shipping/handling

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