My Writing Credits & Memberships

My personal essay, “The Last Nacho,” was featured in Life Is Good! Magazine’s May/June 2014 issue.

The Southern Coterie website featured my personal essay titled “The Dead Do Tell Tales” in the 117th Edition of their The Southern Coterie Newsletter as their “Culture” highlight for the week beginning 4/30/14. The newsletter was emailed to members and available for sharing.

The Southern Coterie website featured my personal essay titled “Stained with Blood” as their “Culture” highlight for a week beginning 4/16/14. The link to the piece appeared in a slide show on their homepage at: As a result of views, my piece was #1 on their “Top Content” list for the week, and #1 on their “Monthly Top 10” of most viewed content.

I was awarded 1st Place, Graduate School Division, in the C.M. and Cora Caldwell Memorial Awards For Excellence in Historical Research for my paper titled, “From Union Station to the Galveston Causeway: Exploring The Galveston-Houston Interurban Railroad’s Place in Electric Rail History and Its Impact on The Houston-Galveston Region.” These awards are presented annually by the Texas State Historical Association at their conference and include a cash prize.

As an undergraduate, I was a feature reporter for The Crimson, Samford University’s campus newspaper.

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Twitter: @LeighAnnThrnton

Member of Phi Alpha Theta (the national history honor society)

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