This is a first installment to help everyone catch up on my recent activities. I’ve been appearing at literary conferences, visiting book clubs and have been out promoting my new book, Blue Water, Red Blood.
Today’s post is dedicated to the Lake Sinclair Book Club located in the Eatonton – Milledgeville GA area. What a great group! I had the opportunity to talk to them about The Cross on Cotton Creek, my Civil War novel set in that area. I always enjoy meeting with book clubs – they reaffirm my contention that READERS ARE THINKERS – but this proved to be an extraordinary experience. First, the group was very well read. Their knowledge of authors and works, modern and classic, was, indeed, extensive. Second, they’re completely versed on local history and asked excellent questions about my novel. They even provided info for the sequel I’m working on. Third, they proved just how small this world can be. One lady was from the same small community where my book September on Echo Creek was set and is a relative of one my friends who lives there. Another lady had lived next door to a friend and coaching opponent in Brunswick, GA in the past. A third had lived in the same community I’d resided in and we shared some common memories.
I’m reticent to “name names” in a blog, so I’ll use first names only and only a few of them. My most sincere thanks to Debra and Dennis for hosting the event.
Just a reminder – If you’d like a speaker at your book club, civic organization, library, or literary event, contact me through my web site – http://www.dlhavlin.com – and I’ll try my best to oblige. I don’t charge for appearances, but do ask that we find a way to defray my expense. We can work to come up with common sense ways to make it affordable for us both. (A stop on my way to another literary event, etc.)
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