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 is currently working on a book project co-authored with FedEx executive Jane Amaba, entitled “True Grit – Stories from FedEx female leaders.”
She has starred in national commercials and daytime television soaps hosted national TV shows 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 created the Edie Hand Foundation over fifteen years ago, 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-time 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 own 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.
To learn more about Edie, her books, the charities she supports, and her speaking topics, visit her website: EdieHand.com
L to R: Linc Hand, Actor; Patsy Riley, former First Lady of Alabama; Brant Beene, General Manager of The Historic Alabama/Lyric Theater, Edie Hand, Exec Producer/Writer of Sims Productions/Hand ‘N Hand Entertainment, and Mark Sims, Executive Producer of Sims Productions. The photo was taken during the film production of Pursuit of Justice.