About Us

In 2016, I created a pseudonym named Camellia, who represented our Sweet Home Alabama. The Camellia is our state flower, it basically blooms when nothing else is blooming … in mid winter. Given that I’m …’of a certain age..’ I felt it was appropriate to me and to so many other southern ladies I have known and loved- who are wise and witty beyond measure; who are astounding cooks, who are inspiring and who’ve taught me most of what I know.
I had written a book published in 2013, Four Days The Lazarus Principle. (Available on Amazon) It took four years to write. It was begun at a time when folks were losing their jobs, their homes and their investments. An unconventional Bible Study based on John 11. I found I enjoyed writing, yet didn’t necessarily want to always write about loss.
Camellia’s Cottage offered me the opportunity to talk about anything I wanted to write! Food, lifestyle, travel, humor, inspiration and more have been included in this blog. We’ve won a few awards and also were included in Z Publishing ‘Emerging Writers’ for Alabama- you can imagine our surprise!

After over 400 blog posts, we are now including all of our other type posts plus some tips about blogging, retail, public relations and marketing- since my career background is in those last 3 categories. We are excited by this new category of blogging.

We’ve done dozens of One on One interviews with beginners and professionals and now are doing One on One ‘Designin’ Your Business‘ consultations. I guess you’d say- Camellia is becoming a Cottage Industry. Ok, not kidding! We carefully select those One on One’s though if you’re interested our contact information is below.

I live in Pell City AL with my husband, Wallace Wyatt, Jr- retired after decades of serving as our county’s judge of probate. We are so proud of our two daughters and son in law. They are so accomplished in their own fields.

I hope you enjoy your time here in our little corner of the virtual world.  Love y’all, Brenda

Contact:    email: brenda@camelliascottage.com We are active on Instagram where we are adding new content regularly- IG address:  @brendawyatt_   Home Address: 1025 Dogwood Drive, Pell City, AL 35128