Warren County & More

While I’m waiting for galleys on Warren County Days to come in for my read, I’m industriously working on my THIRD — yes, third — book, Mothers & Daughters. This collection will be about — you guessed it — mothers and daughters throughout the years. The one I completed this weekend is called The Family Pratt where, for the first time, you’ll get Momma Pratt’s back story. You’ll just have to wait until next year.
Happy Monday!

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.