It looks like my children’s book (Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House) and other aspects of my writing life are going to keep me quite busy. I’m excited. So far, here’s the events that are planned for 2007:
*April 17: I’m speaking at an English banquet and teaching a writing class at Abilene Christian University in Abilene, Texas.
*April 21: I’m entering a 24 hour short story writing contest, so I’ll be in personal lockdown. I will try to hide and isolate myself so I can do a good job. I’m sure I’ll only answer my cell phone for a couple of people. I will have to give my brother, Jimmy, a call, as this is his birthday.
*April 27-28 Linden, Texas Wildflower Festival. I’ll be presenting my book Stories of the Confederate South at Kathy Patrick’s booth. This one is still a little tentative as I am awaiting final word from Kathy as to how I should prepare for this.
*May 5-6. I’ll be at the Louisiana State Convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans. If all goes well, this will be my first public sale of my new children’s book.
*May 19: Windows: A Bookshop. I’ll have a signing from 2:00-4:00 p.m.
*May 26 Monroe Public Library. I’ll have a signing and perhaps a short presentation. at 2:00 p.m. My band is also playing at Jim Bowie Relay Station at Enterprise, Louisiana that evening. Jim Bowie Relay Station has some of the finest catfish in the state. Should be a fun evening. It’s really a great family place.
*In June, I have several possible signings in Louisiana and Mississippi. I am awaiting final word from Pelican regarding scheduling. I’ll post those as they are finalized.
*July 13-14: International Book Festival in Shreveport. This is the biggest event I’ve been a part of so far in my writing career. This too is sponsored by Kathy Patrick of Beauty and the Book.
*July 26-28: I’ll have a table (as will Pelican) at the National Convention of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Mobile, Alabama. I’ll be staying at the Mariott RSA Battle House hotel downtown.