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Edie Hand

When one's cousin is the legend, Elvis Presley, it's easy to imagine the doors of opportunity that open. Over the years Edie has gone on to become a trusted friend, confidante, and mentor to so many recognized celebrities and leaders.


Why do so many TRUST Edie Hand?

It's simple. Despite a lifetime of facing the greatest losses, terrifying health scares, and unfathomable challenges, Edie found her GRIT and overcame. Along the way, she delivered on her promises leaving those around her not just inspired but asking for her mentorship.


Why partner with Edie Hand?

Edie's Women of True Grit Network trust her enough to let her bring their stories of overcoming to the world. Her respected voice, inspiring encouragement, southern charm, distinctive laugh, pearls of wisdom, and amazing energy presents a unique and distinct opportunity for brands to attach themselves to content that is on-point and relevant for the times in which we find ourselves.


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.


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.


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 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. The proceeds from The Edie Hand Foundation go directly to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital (kids with cancer) in Memphis. She learned how to turn hard things into beautiful situations.


Edie Hand (formerly Edith Blackburn Hand) is an alumnus of the University of North Alabama. She and her friend George 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. 

To learn more about Edie, her books, the charities she supports, and her speaking topics visit her websites:  |  | |  

Facts About Edie

  • Best-selling Author

  • 4X Cancer Survivor

  • 30+ Years in Media

  • Philanthropist

  • Entrepreneur

  • Trusted Brand Evangelist

  • Key Note Speaker

  • Filmmaker

  • 20 Books Written

  • National TV Host

  • National Radio Host

  • Mom

  • Cousin to Elvis

  • Award-Winning

  • Inspiring

  • Warrior

Highlight of Recent Works:

  • FedEx

  • The Morning Show

  • Our American Stories

  • Top Women in Alabama Media 2019

Edie Hand is a prominent public speaker

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