It’s lining up to be an exciting Fall, with lots of great events planned for the publication of Keowee Valley.
To mention a few:
On Friday, September 21 at 9 a.m., I’ll be presenting a paper at the 2012 Southern Women Writers Conference at Berry College in Mt. Berry, Georgia. The paper is essentially a longer excerpt from Keowee Valley. I’m very much looking forward to presenting with other Southern women writers, and to learning and hearing from writers like Dorothy Allison and Josephine Humphreys, and many great new voices. I also can’t wait to tour Berry College, which I’ve heard is simply gorgeous.
On Friday, October 12, I’ll be the guest speaker at Litchfield Books’ lunch-with-the-author series ”Moveable Feast,” on Pawleys Island, South Carolina. The luncheon will be held at the famous Sea View Inn on Pawleys Island. It begins at 11 a.m., and I’ll be speaking about my novel and doing a reading, along with taking questions while we eat the Inn’s delicious Lowcountry fare. Tickets include the price of the novel and the lunch, and Litchfield Books owner Tom Warner tells me this venue sells out quickly, so if you’re interested, please contact Litchfield Books soon. I grew up spending summer vacations in the area, and am thrilled to be headed back!
Tuesday, Oct. 16 at noon, I’ll be presenting at the Transylvania County Library’s Bag Lunch Art Series in Brevard, North Carolina. I’m giving a talk called “The Slanted Truth: When Fiction Meets History,” and I plan to delve into those murky creative waters that surround historical fiction, past and present. I also plan to speak about my journey with researching and writing Keowee Valley, which is set during a time and in a place shrouded in mystery, even to this day. Copies of Keowee Valley will be sold after the presentation by the fine folks at Highland Books.
Finally, on Saturday, October 27 at 2 p.m., I’ll be giving a reading and book signing at City Lights book store in Sylva, North Carolina. City Lights is a Western North Carolina staple for book lovers and fans of the arts, and I can’t wait to be there.
More events to come, both real and virtual!
Happy Belated Labor Day, all!