LIGHTEN UP A LITTLE

So you're saying, "What's with the title of your blog post? What did I ever do to you?" Don't misunderstand--I'm not telling you to calm down or take yourself less…

BRINGER OF RAIN

When author John Floyd had a conflict and couldn't get to Pontotoc, Mississippi, in March as scheduled to speak to the Friends of the Pontotoc County Library, I suggested Janet…

DEADLY VISITS

I'll go way out on a limb and guess that your cell phone is within easy reach. Correct? Okay, indulge me, here ... pick up your phone and take a…

BOOKS UNDER THE TREE

Just a quick note to say thanks for your support in 2018, especially in what we think of as "book-buying season" with the holidays almost over. All of us at…

LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION!

No, I'm not directing a movie scene or television show. Just trying to illustrate, with that oft-used Hollywood stage directive, the magnitude of a book launch. Many months have gone…

HAVE BOOKS, WILL TRAVEL

One summer day a few years ago, my son, who was probably in junior high, stuck his head in my office and said, "Dad, there's a huge truck parked outside."…

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY!

It was fun to hang out with my mega-talented friend Valerie Winn at the Mississippi Book Festival and help hand out brochures for her great new novel The Dance Between.…

HAVIN’ A PARTY!

Yes, you're invited to a party--as in our state's fourth annual Literary Lawn Party! Less than two weeks until the Mississippi Book Festival, and we can't wait. It's remarkable how…

ANOTHER FLOYD MILESTONE

I published John Floyd for the first time back in 2006. That collection of mystery/suspense short stories, Rainbow's End, set the stage for a long-term friendship and a whole series…

JOHN’S LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Think of some of the people who have won Lifetime Achievement Awards. The words alone catch your attention--whatever such an honor is presented for, it's a pretty big deal, right?…

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