Professor with Atmore ties pens debut novel

Rozelle autographs a copy of his book for Don Noble, host of Bookmark

Special to Atmore News

Professor Lee Rozelle has published his first novel, The Battle of Jasmine Wills.
A professor of literature at the University of Montevallo, Alabama’s only liberal arts college, Rozelle describes his debut novel as, “A wild and heartfelt tale of abduction and revenge, body shaming, and media fame.” Montag Press published this twist on the Southern Gothic.
Rozelle recently appeared on Alabama Public Television’s Emmy nominated interview program, Bookmark, hosted by Don Noble who has broadcast over 850 weekly public book reviews.
Readers may view Professor Rozelle’s interview on Don Noble’s You Tube channel at
Rozelle is the son of former Atmore resident Eddie Rozelle and Ruth Maholovich Rozelle, formerly of Perdido, who attended high school there and in Bay Minette, Ala. Professor Rozelle is also the great nephew of Atmore resident, retired elementary school teacher Charlotte Yarbrough Boyle.

Atmore native Bonnie Bartel Latino is an award-winning novelist and journalist and a former columnist for Stars and Stripes newspaper in Europe.