Yates, Gayle Graham

Yates was born and raised in Shubuta, Mississippi. She left for schooling and later returned to write a dynamic book about Shubuta. Yates has published several books listed below:

Life and Death in a Small Southern Town: Memories of Shubuta, Mississippi (2004)
Mississippi Mind: A Personal Cultural History of an American State (1990)
Harriet Martineau on Women (1985)
What Women Want (1976)

Sources:

http://www.southernscribe.com/reviews/history/Shubuta_MS.htm