|Not just coming soon … coming VERY soon!
This is a powerful novel, with Mare meeting up with legendary real-life art legend Elaine de Kooning in what appears to be an especially meaningful mentor/student relationship — before the women learn of surprising ties that bind them and threaten to tear them apart. There’s suspense, forgiveness, redemption, and a fascinating Da Vinci Code aura to Mare’s artwork as the plot develops. So give some thought to getting this book into the hands of the teen(s) in your life after you’ve read it! Susan will launch Cherry Bomb at Lemuria on Tuesday, August 8 at 5 p.m.
Also, we’re just over two months from the third Mississippi Book Festival! It’s set for Saturday, August 19, and we’ll have the Dogwood Press tent on site again this year at the Mississippi State Capitol. Randy Pierce, Valerie Winn, John Floyd, Susan and I look forward to visiting with you and signing a few books. If you haven’t been yet, here’s one more great reason to attend: at 4 p.m. the “Voices of Home” panel will take place inside the Capitol building and will feature both Susan and John — it will be moderated by Tracy Carr, director of the Mississippi Center for the Book, and include a discussion on Mississippi writing from four Mississippi authors. Don’t miss it!
This is neat: Valerie was featured, along with our friend Jim Fraiser and author Johnnie Bernhard, in the June issue of South Mississippi Living. Written by Susan Ruddiman, the article discusses traditionally-published authors and is a good and informative read. And that same Johnnie Bernhard will be on the aforementioned “Voices of Home” panel at the Mississippi Book Festival! Speaking of Valerie, we’re not too far away from the release of her second novel, a very well-written follow-up to Forsaking Mimosa.
|Look up South Mississippi Living online and read the story!
And guess who that is with Valerie? Yes, none other than Greg Iles, at Pass Christian Books on the lovely Mississippi Gulf Coast. What a fantastic writer, and very kind to his vast fan base.
Loading up on signed copies of Mississippi Blood!
Randy Pierce and I had a wonderful time at the Winston County Public Library a couple of weeks ago. Nothing better than to be greeted by a roomful of folks who love to read and are interested in the writing process. There were lots of great questions and lots of smiles. If you’re part of a book club and are interested in having any of us from Dogwood Press in to speak to your club, or be part of a panel, let us know. We love it!
Librarian Beth Edwards (second from right) is super encouraging of Mississippi writers!
The Mississippi Book Festival is our next big group event, but you can find our individual talks and signings by looking up www.dogwoodpress.com and the calendar pages for all of us. We’d love to see you! And before you go, take a quick look at what’s offered via digital download:
RANDY PIERCE … The Peter Bay
RANDY PIERCE … Pain Unforgiven
RANDY PIERCE … Magnolia Mud
JOHN FLOYD … Dreamland
JOHN FLOYD … Fifty Mysteries
JOHN FLOYD … Deception
JOHN FLOYD … Clockwork
JOHN LEE … The Legend of Roger (perfect for your middle-schooler!!!)
JOE LEE … Director’s Cut
JOE LEE … Last Chance Texaco
JOE LEE … The Long Road Home
JOE LEE … The Magnolia Triangle
VALERIE WINN … Forsaking Mimosa
You can download any (or all) to your Kindle in just minutes and spend the weekend with any number of good reads! Thanks so much for your time, and please don’t ever miss a chance to let one of those young people know about your love of reading. Help them find a book to enjoy!