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Mud Marbles

Meet Marilyn and Kathryn, sisters and neighbors whose favorite pastime is sipping martinis from mason jars on Marilyn’s front porch in the gulf-front town of Orange Beach, Alabama. They reminisce about family and the times they’ve visited Cotton Tree.

Miss Mincy is the girls’ source of stability and has given the entire family advice and inspiration throughout the years. While some could misconstrue Mincy’s presence, she is not a maid, she is a member of the Chandler-Drake household in Cotton Tree.
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Tolar Miles

Tolar Miles invites you to immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Southern literature. With a keen eye for storytelling, Tolar crafts tales that transport readers to the idyllic landscapes of Alabama and Georgia. From her bestselling  debut novel”Mud Marbles” to the captivating sequel “Delta,” Tolar’s words capture the essence of Southern charm and hospitality. Discover the captivating power of Tolar Miles’ storytelling and embark on a literary journey that will leave you yearning for more. Step into the world of Tolar Miles, Southern Novelist.


Readers of Mud Marbles will remember Delta, a distant cousin of the Drake family who comes to visit Cotton Tree from Savannah, Georgia. As soon as Delta hears of a possible murder, the memorable road trips begin. Like most Southern households, hospitality abounds. Delta’s hospitality extends beyond the cocktail shaker. She has help with her hospitality as she frequents the famous River Street Sweets® of Savannah, Georgia.