Edie Hand is a businesswoman, speaker, media personality, filmmaker, international author, and Mom. She has authored or been a part of authoring over twenty-five books.
The Edie Hand Foundation’s brand “Women of True Grit” encourages women to share their stories and passion from the trials they face to their triumphs.
Edie along with FedEx is leveraging this brand for a special project that will inspire people from all walks of life. She is excited to be working with extraordinary women globally through FedEx and sharing stories that have led these women into powerful leadership roles. Their stories with Edie’s pen in her third act will inspire other companies and folks in their communities during these uncertain times of history to be encouraged by these engaging women’s life lessons to help them find their purpose-driven lives.
Edie Hand has also partnered with Mark Sims, President of Sims Productions, LLC, and together they are developing historical film projects centered on Birmingham, Alabama. The first production is a film based on the book, Rising Road by Sharon Davies. Additionally, a historical documentary about the artist, Steve Skipper was completed with Fig Tree Media Group. More information on current and future projects is available at BirminghamHistorical.com
She has starred in National Commercials, daytime television soaps, hosted national TV, and developed several radio shows and vignettes across the country. She was the CEO of a full-service ad company, Hand N Hand Advertising, in Birmingham and Daphne, Alabama for over thirty years. In recent years she partnered with her Hollywood actor/businessman son, Linc Hand, to form Hand N Hand Entertainment to continue her writing for film, television, radio, and podcasts.
Edie also founded over fifteen years ago, the Edie Hand Foundation, in memory of her three young Blackburn brothers, to help pay life forward with acts of kindness to others with broken hearts. Edie is a numerous Cancer survivor and understands living with chronic illness but always finds the grit to keep moving onward and upward. She learned how to turn hard things in to beautiful situations.
She also comes from a wonderful family heritage of songwriting, acting, and music from the Hood-Hacker-Presley Family. Her legendary cousin was Elvis Presley where she learned first-hand about paying life forward through charities in One’s community.
Edie Hand (formerly Edith Blackburn Hand) lives near Birmingham, Alabama but her heart is in Hollywood, California with her only son, Linc Hand, and his wife Victoria.
Learn more about Edie and her other activities on these websites:
Linc Hand – LincHand.com
Victoria Renée – VictoriaReneeOfficial.com
Here is a sampling of books that Edie Hand authored or co-authored.