Going to Vicksburg

I’m headed to Opal country — Vicksburg, MS — on Sunday, March 18, to visit with a book club about Opal, my collection of related short stories. If you’re in the area, come on over. The Opal discussion will take place this Sunday, 5:30 p.m., at Cottonwood Public House, 1311 Washington St. in Vicksburg. I’m looking forward to meeting everyone. Lorelei Books, of Vicksburg, arranged the event.

Mother

Mother

 

There she is again,
As always when I least expect her.
In the storefront window
As I look at my reflection.
In the mirror when I check my hair
And sometimes she looks back
And I see she’s getting gray.
She looks at me through a misty windowpane
And holds my gaze.
When did I become her?
When did the child become mine?
Where did I go when I became my mother?

 

What Would Elvis Think?

One of my stories (not an Opal) will appear in an anthology of Mid-South writers’ work that is scheduled to come out this winter. Also included will be stories from two friends (Linda & Stephanie) in our mutual writers’ group. Another story to be included is from the creator (Daney) of this writers’ group. Her story was submitted posthumously. I love the collection’s title,What  Would Elvis Think? I’ll let you know when the book is published and post a link if there’s an online presence. Pretty happy about this one. Very happy to be a part of this with friends.

Bookstock, April 28, 2018

MEMPHIS PEEPS — This Saturday, the 28th, I’ll be at the eighth annual Bookstock at the Memphis main library, 3030 Poplar Avenue. Mike & I will be there from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. with forty-nine other authors inside the library. In the parking lot will be live music, food trucks, arts & crafts for the kids, and other fun stuff. Also inside will be three keynote author speakers including Emily Yellin. YES, I will have books. If you don’t yet have Opal, this will be a good opportunity. Tell your friends, and come see me.