Fannie Flagg is the author of several bestselling books, including "Daisy Fay and the Miracle Man," "Welcome to the World, Baby Girl!" and "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe." She also wrote "Can't Wait to Get to Heaven" and "The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion."
Fannie Flagg came to prominence as an actress long before she pursued a writing career, with recurring roles on "The New Dick Van Dyke Show" and "Harper Valley PTA," as well as numerous appearances as a panelist on "The Match Game." Though she wanted to be a writer since she was a young child, embarrassment over her severe dyslexia caused her to put off sharing her writing until she was in her late 30s. Her second novel, "Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe," propelled her into the spotlight for her writing when it became a bestseller and was turned into a popular film. She co-wrote the film's screenplay, which earned her a USC Scripter Award and nominations for Best Screenplay from the Academy Awards and the Writers Guild of America.
Flagg, who is from Birmingham, Alabama, is known for writing stories about strong southern women. She takes pride in writing uplifting works with happy endings.