Doug Jones and I recently learned from our agent that Mehta Publishing House has purchased English language rights in the territories of India, Pakistan, Singapore, Malaysia, and Nepal, for A Season of Darkness. I wonder what readers in those countries will think about the Trimble case! Thanks to our agent, Sharlene Martin, for continuing to promote our book.
John Seigenthaler is a legend in Nashville, so it was a great honor for Doug Jones and me to be interviewed by him for his TV show, Word on Words, about books. The interview will be aired Sunday, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. Mr. Seigenthaler was publisher of the Tennessean during 1975 when Marcia Trimble disappeared. He remembers the search, the day her body was found, and the investigation that went on for years. To get a thumbs-up from him for A Season of Darkness meant a lot!
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!
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.
Please join Doug Jones and me at Barnes & Noble, Cool Springs, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 7:00. We have been invited to be the “Writers Night” writers, speaking about A Season of Darkness. We look forward to meeting other writers, as well as readers!
Today we had a great book signing at Saralee and Larry Woods’s delightful store. And they had plenty of books! Though they sold a bunch, there are still copies available. So if you need a copy of A Season of Darkness, Bookman/Bookwoman in Hillsboro Village is the place to go. I could have browsed for hours!
Doug Jones and I will be at Bookman-Bookwoman in Hillsboro Village on Saturday, Jan. 15, at 2:00, signing A Season of Darkness. Thanks to Larry and Saralee Woods for inviting us to their bookstore and for the good publicity for our book on Tuesday. They appeared on Channel 5’s Talk of the Town in a segment: “Best New Reads for the New Year.”