My first novel since late 2014, 40 Days, is a month from release! I’m very excited about it. And I’m asking myself the question I’m betting most–if not all–authors ask some variation of: WILL THEY LIKE IT? In my case, well, I sure hope so! And 40 Days, while a suspense novel set in the same small-town-full-of-mayhem fictional environment of Oakdale, Mississippi you remember, is a bit of a departure for me. It’s very much a faith-based story with a hint of supernatural thrown in. I hope you like it! We’ll get the party started at Lemuria in Jackson on Wednesday, March 7 at 5 p.m. Would love to see you there, and bring a friend! The next afternoon, March 8, I’ll visit my hometown of Starkville, Mississippi, for a stop at The Book Mart and Cafe at 3 p.m. Many more book talks and signings are already lined up. I can’t wait!
|Counting the days until the launch!|
A main theme of my novel Last Chance Texaco from 2012 is that sometimes the most routine of choices and circumstances can totally change our lives. Several months ago I was asked by my editor at Town and Gown Magazine of Starkville, Mississippi, if I would feel comfortable writing a feature for the breast cancer issue of the magazine. Of course I would, I said, and was assigned a story on Molly May, the outgoing Miss Mississippi State University, a contender for the title of Miss Mississippi 2018, and a breast cancer survivor. After the story was published I had an opportunity to hear Molly speak and couldn’t have been more impressed with her poise, candor, and commitment to cancer patients through her breast cancer awareness platform. After a lot of careful thought, I decided to approach Molly about a book. I felt in my bones that her story was so powerful and inspirational–especially given what she had gone through at such a young age–that there would be a substantial market for it. And we’ll roll out My Crowning Achievement (Beating Cancer) at the end of July. Molly, of course, is my choice for Miss Mississippi, but this is truly a memoir that will be just as relevant a generation from now as it will be when it hits the stores. Be watching for it!
JOE LEE — 40 Days (coming in March)
JOE LEE — Director’s Cut
JOE LEE — Last Chance Texaco
JOE LEE — The Long Road Home
JOE LEE — The Magnolia Triangle
SUSAN CUSHMAN — Cherry Bomb
SUSAN CUSHMAN — Cherry Bomb
VALERIE WINN — Forsaking Mimosa
VALERIE WINN — The Dance Betweeen (coming in December)
JOHN M. FLOYD — The Barrens (coming in December)
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
MOLLY MAY — My Crowning Achievement (Beating Cancer) (coming in October)
JOHN LEE — The Legend of Roger (perfect for the middle-schooler in your life!)
That’s everything! Thanks so much for your time, and thanks as well for your support. Have a great day, and make at least a few minutes each day to read!