I launched my new Oakdale suspense novel, Last Chance Texaco, at The Book Mart in Starkville, Mississippi, on September 27 and at Lemuria in Jackson on October 6. Had a great time at both and saw lots of old friends. The Lemuria signing was on a Saturday afternoon, and being the football fan that I am, I should have known that many of my friends would be at the games or parked in front of their TV sets. But nearly everyone who couldn’t make it has gotten a book since then or pledged to attend another signing down the road. Reviews of the new book have been very kind, and there was a neat question/answer interview conducted by Susan O’Bryan that ran in The Clarion Ledger on September 30.
|That’s my friend Regina Fowler proudly wearing her Mississippi State colors and even came to Lemuria during the football game! She generously buys books for herself, her mother, and her mother-in law.|
|My old friend (and college professor) Dr. Bob Anderson. As I remind him often, Mississippi State University has yet to name any academic scholarships or buildings after me. But it’s always good to see him.|