Thank you, Susan Van Kirk, for interviewing me for First Draft, the newsletter that goes to the Sisters in Crime Guppies. Guppies used to stand for the Great Unpublished, but many people in the group are published. Most are mystery writers.
Writer-friend Brenda Vantrease spoke at our WNBA meeting (that’s Women’s National Book Association) about writing, history, and her books. Can’t wait to read the latest in her historical fiction series, A Far Horizon.
What a warm and welcoming group – Friends of the Linebaugh Library! Thanks so much for inviting me to join you Saturday. I was blown away by Eva Graalman’s table decorations that she based on my books – how creative! I must mention that these readers are great supporters of their library. You do good work!
I’ve been invited to speak at the annual luncheon for Friends of Linebaugh Library in Murfreesboro this Saturday, January 26th. The Friends organization has 200 members and the luncheon is part of their January membership drive.
11:00 Sat. Jan. 26
at The Woman’s Club, 221 E. College Street, Murfreesboro 37130
Thanks to the Knoxville Writers Guild for the opportunity to enter the Leslie Garrett Fiction Contest. My story, “A Family Meeting,” won First Place. The Knoxville Writers Guild is an active group who promote writing in many ways, and the contest they sponsor every year in fiction, creative non-fiction, poetry, and other categories has meant a lot to me through the years!
Author event – May 3, 2:00, at Parnassus Bookstore. Please mark your calendar!
“A vacation in Provence turns deadly. . . . Gobbell’s debut, first in a planned series, combines mystery, informative travelogue and enjoyable characters . . .” – Kirkus Reviews
“. . . A twisty tale of treachery. Phyllis Gobbell’s debut suspense novel is distinguished by authentic characters and a glorious evocation of Provence.” – Carolyn Hart, author of Don’t Go Home, recipient of Mystery Writers of America’s Grand Master Award
” . . .a delight! With Jordan Mayfair, Phyllis has given us a protagonist who will resonate with every woman who’s ever lived with love, loss, and struggle, and managed to triumph over it all. Add in an exquisitely intricate plot, a quirky and appealing supporting cast, and all the flavor of the French countryside, and you’ve got a winner! So uncork a nice Semillon and enjoy this one.” – Steven Womack, author of By Blood Written, Edgar and Shamus award winner