Polly Hammett, Joe Lee, Sheri Krause, Donna Biggert, Johnny Biggert at Lemuria – Jackson MS (10/4/11)

Funny how the months leading up to the publication of a book seem to take years, but Opening Night, as I think of it, zips past in the blink of an eye. It is a joyous occasion, though, and friends stopped by Lemuria in Jackson, Mississippi (which they did on Tuesday, October 4) and The Book Mart in Starkville, Mississippi (Thursday, October 6) to pick up copies of The Long Road Home, Part III of my Oakdale suspense series.

After talks this week at Mississippi public libraries in Florence, Raleigh, and Brandon, I’ll drive to the Mississippi Gulf Coast for a 10am-2pm event at the Gautier Public Library. There’s an annual used book sale at the Gautier library each year, and I’m honored to be this year’s featured author. I’ll speak, sign books, and meet a lot of nice people. One person I’ll definitely see is Valerie Winn of Gautier, who’s the next Dogwood Press author. I’ll publish Valerie’s excellent literary novel, Forsaking Mimosa, in April 2012. Much more about that book will be ahead on both this blog and on my web site, https://dogwoodpress.com/.