Mr. Jay Morris has to be our oldest reader! He was at the Maury County Library Saturday (which, by the way, was a fantastic event). He and daughter Bettie, who has not aged a bit since our cheerleader days, came to get books signed. Mr. Jay said, “Your daddy and I went to school together. We were born the same year – 08.” I had to think about that. 1908! Yes, that was when my dad was born. He died about 15 years ago, so it had not occurred to me that he’d be 103 if he were living. Here was Mr. Jay, spry and full of himself at 103! He has to be the oldest reader of our book. He added, “You know we’re cousins!” Proud to be related, Mr. Jay!
Julie Gillen has been a fantastic promoter of A Season of Darkness. This week she not only wrote in her blog about the event at the Maury County Library on Saturday, where Doug Jones and I will do a reading/signing, but she has a piece in the Columbia Daily Herald about the book and the event. Thanks, Julie, and I expect the room will be crowded with all of your many, many friends!
Doug Jones was interviewed on This Week with Bob Mueller for the TV show that will air this weekend, 6:00 Saturday night (also 9:00 Sunday morning) on Channel 2, WKRN. Bob Mueller interviews Nashville’s movers and shakers (Do you like that, Doug?) about politics and things that are happening locally. Doug is an attorney who is knowledgeable about state politics, but I’ll just bet he gets to put in a few words about A Season of Darkness.
Our new best friend Julie Gillen has arranged for us to do a signing in Columbia on Saturday, February 19, 1:30-2:30. I call Julie our new best friend because we just met her in November at the Oxford Creative Nonfiction Conference, but she has become the most wonderful supporter of A Season of Darkness. She’s also a talented writer whose articles appear in The Daily Herald in Columbia, and, yes, she’s giving us a shout-out there, too. Since she has a million friends, we are expecting a large audience next Saturday. Doug and I hope we’ll have some friends there, too!
Someone emailed me and told me that there is an article in the Wayne County News about A Season of Darkness. There is something about having your hometown newspaper publish an article about you. It is very gratifying.
It was a fun evening, meeting with Sisters in Crime to talk about A Season of Darkness. Thank you, Beth Terrell-Hicks, for inviting me. The lively group, like so many Nashvillians, had followed the Marcia Trimble case and were ready with good questions and comments.
Another post from Jamie Mason of Authorscoop.com. (You’ll have to scroll down to the middle of the page.) Thanks, Jamie! Glad you enjoyed A Season of Darkness.