You’ve read about it in The Clarion Ledger and many other publications. The Mississippi Book Festival takes place August 20-22 at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson and will include workshops, author talks and readings, and an exhibitor’s day that will provide the book lover with the opportunity of a lifetime … as much of a cliche as that is, it might not be an exaggeration.

Saturday, August 22 is the exhibitor’s day, and Dogwood Press is one of many publishing houses that will be on site. Randy Pierce, Valerie Winn, John Floyd, and I will be there and look forward to seeing you. For more information, visit www.msbookfestival.com.

The four of us will be at the Mississippi Book Festival, with copies of these books for sale!


John Floyd will be on the Mississippi Gulf Coast this Saturday, July 25, for The Magic of Books conference at the Long Beach campus of the University of Southern Mississippi. He’ll also attend Bouchercon, the world’s largest mystery conference, in Raleigh, North Carolina, from October 8-11.

In addition, look for the following John Floyd stories in these widely-read publications:

“Saving Grace,” in the current (July/August) issue of The Saturday Evening Post 

“Ball and Chain,” in the current (July 27) issue of Woman’s World
“A Friend in Need,” in next month’s Woman’s World 
“Dentonville,” in the November 2015 issue of Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine
“Molly’s Plan,” in The Best American Mystery Stories 2015 (October)
And look for twice-monthly contributions from John on the SleuthSayers mystery blog, which you can find at www.sleuthsayers.org.
John took his family on vacation recently and had a gorgeous place to do some writing !

Upcoming appearances: In addition to the Mississippi Book Festival, John will visit Evans Memorial Library in Aberdeen, Mississippi, on August 19, and Randy Pierce will visit that same nice bunch of Aberdeen folks on September 16. I will sign books at Crazy Day at the Magee Public Library on Saturday, September 19 from 10 a.m. until noon (if I can add a little crazy to a book event, I’m happy to do so). 
Upcoming books: we have THREE new Dogwood Press titles coming in 2016:
The new Randy Pierce novel, The Peter Bay, will be released in March, and we’ll also roll out a paperback version of his out-of-print debut novel, Pain Unforgiven. Late in 2016 we’ll also launch new books from Valerie Winn and John Floyd. Can’t wait!
And it was great fun — as well as a great honor — to be invited to my friend Neil White’s traveling writing workshop, which stopped in Canton, Mississippi, in mid-June. I was part of an author panel and was delighted to many publishing-related questions. Those events are great fun; it’s always a good time when you get to meet folks who enjoy reading and writing just as much as we do. 
A fun and lively group in Canton!

If you can’t get to a book event and buy a signed book, please order one through our web site at www.dogwoodpress.com. And we’re asked a lot about downloads these days. Here are the Dogwood Press titles that are available through Amazon Kindle:
VALERIE WINN – Forsaking Mimosa
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 FLOYD – Fifty Mysteries
JOHN FLOYD – Deception
JOHN FLOYD – Clockwork
JOHN LEE – The Legend of Roger (great for your middle-schooler!)

Thanks very much for your time, and we hope to see you at the Mississippi Book Festival!
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