Southern Festival of Books

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October means the Southern Festival of Books, the biggest, most important literary event in Nashville! Over 20,00 book lovers are expected to attend, October 12-14, downtown. Authors from all over the U.S. will be presenting.
I’ll be on one of the panels with other Sisters in Crime writers. Our topic is “Misadventures in Mystery,” the lengths to which a crime writer will go for realism and research. I’m sure  Lisa Wysocky, Kelly Oliver, and Karen Robards have had a few misadventures, as have I! It’s always fun to get together with the Sisters (and Misters).
Our panel is Saturday, October 13, 2 pm at the Nashville Main Library’s Banner Room.
For more about the SFB, information on authors, and the schedule, visit www.humanitiestennessee.org/programs/southern-festival-books-celebration-written-word
It’s free, it’s fun, and you may get to see the next great American writer!

Invited to “Today in Nashville”

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Alana White and I will be on “Today in Nashville,” WSMV Channel 4, sometime during the 11-12 a.m. show on October 3, talking about the Southern Festival of Books. It’s the 30th anniversary of the Festival, and Alana has never missed! I’ve missed only a couple of years. We’re excited to share our experiences as writers who have attended – and benefitted from – the Festival, and we will probably get a chance to show our books! Tune in!

Alana and Phyllis –

Chapter 16

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Check out Chapter 16.  https://chapter16.org

There’s a feature article by my friend Carolyn Wilson (who is a friend to many Nashville writers and readers) on Women in the Literary Landscapethe book published for the WNBA Centennial.

Thanks also to Margaret Renkl for giving Treachery in Tuscany a “Briefly Noted” mention.  https://chapter16.org/briefly-noted

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Meade Book Club Fun

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What a delightful evening at the home of Ansley Wells, who hosted the West Meade Book Club ladies. My former student, Flora Murray, asked me to meet with them to discuss Pursuit in Provence, and I happened to mention the other two books in the series, as well. 🙂 These ladies are serious readers! I loved the questions, comments, and enthusiasm.

And I can’t say enough about the Mediterranean dinner that got us started thinking about Provence! What a gracious group. Thank you!

Treachery in Tuscany Bookmarks Arrive for Sunday

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Just received the bookmarks that my talented son-in-law, Jorge Arrieta, designed.

I’ll have plenty on hand Sunday, June 3, 2:00, at Parnassus for “An Afternoon in Florence” – and Italian refreshments, and a book giveaway.

Hope to see you as Alana White and I talk about setting our books in the amazing Renaissance City, Florence.

If you haven’t RSVP’d, come anyway!