Nell Dickerson writes both fiction and non-fiction books about the Deep South.
In her Southern Preservation Photography series,"GONE: A Photographic Plea for Preservation" (BelleBooks, Inc.; 120 pages) debuted in 2011 as #1 on Amazon’s lists for both Photography and Architecture books. "PORCH DOGS" (John F. Blair Publisher; 112 pages) debuted in 2013 as #1 on Amazon's list for both Photography and Animals.
In 2014, "Porch Dogs" won an Independent Book Publishers Association/IBPA Benjamin Franklin Awards™ Gold Medal and a Bronze Medal from the Independent Publisher Book Awards
Nell grew up in the deep South of the Mississippi Delta where the disappearing plantation culture sparked her passion for preservation. She obtained her first BA degree in Anthropology from Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Two years later, she obtained a BFA in film at the San Francisco Art Institute. After working in Texas, Tennessee, California, New Mexico and Switzerland, Nell returned for her Masters of Architecture from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
Nell maintains parallel careers working in film production, photography, and architecture.
Nell's photographs appear in juried and gallery exhibitions around the United States, including the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe, the Kala Art Institute in Berkeley, California and The Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, Missouri. .
Nell is currently writing a Southern Gothic fiction series. She is a member of the International Thriller Writers.