Last night, I finished Vicki Hendrick’s book, Cruel Poetry. Wonderful read. She is indeed a master of the noir genre. One reviewer called her, “the high priestess of neo-noir.” The novel is a little disturbing though: One of the main characters especially rattled me. His name was Richard, he was a poet and professor, and his life disintegrates after he falls hopelessly in love with a redhead. (Egad!)
Today, I have much writing business to attend to and a writing contest I want to enter. Of course, there are also chores I must attend to in order to keep my household running.
Tomorrow, I’ll have a long day. I’m off to Jefferson, Texas for that city’s Historical Pilgramage: Home Tour and Spring Festival. There’s a lot going on at this festival, and the crowds should be really good. Some of the events include, The Diamond Bessie Murder Trial play, the Battle of Port Jefferson Civil War Reenactment, a parade in downtown Jefferson, a Civil War Ball on Saturday night, and a long list of other things to do. I intend to visit the Gone with the Wind Museum there if I get the time and chance. For more information on this festival, you can go to this link: http://www.theexcelsiorhouse.com/tour.htm
I’ll be in Confederate uniform on Main Street and setting up a table to sell some books (Stories of the Confederate South) at Kathy Patrick’s salon, Beauty and the Book. Though not in my hands, I intend to promote my new children’s book, Jim Limber Davis: A Black Orphan in the Confederate White House. It has been printed and should be available beginning today from Pelican Publishers. Some good news: Pelican informed me that hundreds of copies of my children’s book have already been pre-sold! Pelican has also agreed to publish Stories of the Confederate South. I’ll be transferring the publication rights to Pelican sometime this month.