Wow! We’re suddenly a little more than ninety days from launching the Susan Cushman debut novel, Cherry Bomb. I can’t wait, and I know Susan can’t. She has already been burning up the roads to promote a pair of books released early this year (Tangles & Plaques: A Mother and Daughter Face Alzheimer’s, A Second Blooming: Becoming the Women We Are Meant To Be), so she will be no stranger to Mississippi audiences when she returns in August with her great new work of fiction!

The official launch date is Tuesday, August 8 at Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi. And we’re delighted that Susan will have a role at the Mississippi Books Festival on Saturday, August 19 and will be in our Dogwood Press tent. In case you didn’t have enough reasons to plan on visiting the third annual MBF, you have now one more! Come by and say hello!

Author NancyKay Wessman Sullivan, Emma Connolly, author Susan Marquez, and Susan Cushman at Garden District Books in New Orleans. Susan was there to sign A Second Blooming.

Coming very soon!!!
John Floyd’s winning streak continues: He just learned that his short story, “Molly’s Plan,” will be translated into Russian and reprinted in January 2018 in the Inostrannaya Literatura in Moscow. “Molly’s Plan” was featured in the 2015 volume of Best American Mystery Stories. Not only that, John will have a story, “Life is Good,” in Passport to Murder, the forthcoming 2017 Bouchercon anthology! He also has stories coming up in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, The Strand Magazine, and Woman’s World.

John signs Dreamland for a fan at Books A Million in Monroe, Louisiana

John will also be part of an all-new event in Jackson: the Mystery Writers of America Southeast Chapter is offering a one-day writers conference at Jackson Country Club. The date is Friday, May 19. The keynote presenter is beloved author Carolyn Haines. She’ll be joined by John, Maggie Toussaint, Michael Kardos, Dr. Darden North, Martin Hegwood, Phil Hardwick, and me. There’s limited space, so register ASAP at
A cool watercolor including Valerie Winn’s Forsaking Mimosa. Valerie’s sequel is just about finished!

Be part of the all-new Southeast Chapter’s conference on Friday, May 19 at Jackson Country Club! Can’t wait!

Joe signs Director’s Cut at the Rotary Club of South Rankin in Florence, Mississippi

Upcoming author events: John signs Dreamland at Books A Million of Southaven, Mississippi, this Saturday, April 29. Joe signs Director’s Cut at Books A Million of Columbus that same day, and in Hattiesburg at Books A Million on Saturday, May 6. On Monday, May 22, Joe and Randy Pierce team up for a combo talk and signing at the Winston County Public Library in Louisville, Mississippi, from 11:30 a.m. until 1 p.m.

And here’s what’s available via download from Dogwood Press:

JOHN M. FLOYD – Dreamland
JOHN M. FLOYD – Fifty Mysteries
JOHN M. FLOYD – Deception
JOHN M. FLOYD – Clockwork
RANDY PIERCE – The Peter Bay
RANDY PIERCE – Pain Unforgiven
RANDY PIERCE – Magnolia Mud
JOE LEE – Director’s Cut
JOE LEE – Last Chance Texaco
JOE LEE – The Long Road Home
JOE LEE – The Magnolia Triangle
JOHN LEE – The Legend of Roger (PERFECT for your middle-schooler!)
VALERIE WINN – Forsaking Mimosa

Order through our website,, and have a look at the site for cool pictures, signing dates, purchasing signed copies of our books, and information about submitting your work for publication.

Thanks very much for your time! Have a great day!

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