Edie Hand

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 has partnered with Sinclair Broadcasting of Birmingham, Alabama to share Women of True Grit Vignettes in 2022.

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.

In addition to the Women of True Grit brand, the first of the documentary series is November 2021 on Alabama Public Television. To learn more about this program visit  www.womenoftruegrit.org under the television tab.

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 into 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) is an alumnus of the University of North Alabama. She and her friend Geroge Lindsey founded scholarships for students pursuing a career in theater or communications. Edie lives near Birmingham, Alabama but her heart is in Hollywood, California with her only son actor, Linc Hand, and his singer wife Victoria Renee Hand.

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Edie Hand’s Biography Page – PDF format

Learn more about Edie and her other activities on these websites:



Edie Hand is also involved in other projects through her
Hand ‘N Hand Entertainment Corporation invites you to view
these websites to see their latest projects.

Hand & Hand Entertainment

Linc Hand –  LincHand.com

Victoria Renée Hand – VictoriaReneeOfficial.com

Jennifer O’Neill, Edie Hand, Kathie Lee Gifford

Here is a sampling of books that Edie Hand authored or co-authored.

Books by Edie Hand