KEEPING IT LIGHT

There’s little I can add to the conversation everyone’s having right now about COVID-19, other than echoing those who believe that now is a good time to be as kind…

THE ROARING TWENTIES

Happy new year! Happy new decade! There's a lot for me to be happy about as we open 2020. All of us on the Dogwood Press team are honored that…

MISSY

Here's a big announcement: Randy Pierce has a new novel coming next summer. It's called Missy. I've had the privilege of publishing Magnolia Mud in 2014 and The Peter Bay in 2016 (as well as…

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.…

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