Over the past month, my wife and I traveled to five states, attended our two oldest grandsons’ high school graduations, shared a vacation house with family, took part in a writers’ conference on St. Simon’s Island, co-hosted the long-anticipated Southern LitFest in Newnan, and along the way sold a few of my current Southern novels. You might say, my wife and I enjoyed traveling until the gas prices caught up with us. We intend to stay close to home for the rest of the summer while I decide who will publish my new historical novel. Be sure to visit my Facebook page.
Author events thrown into the mix on the calendar…
Hometown Novel Writers News!
Over the past month, local authors have gathered and joined to form the new “non-profit organization” to expand the reach and impact of future Hometown Novel author and writer programs, events, and workshops, aimed at expanding literary awareness of a growing number of local authors south of Atlanta. Visit HometownNovel.com to learn more about joining us, attending upcoming events, or workshops aimed at helping local authors and aspiring writers.
For the rest of the summer, I am mulling over my publishing options for my historical novel, working title: The Last Laird of Sapelo, The Randolph Spalding Story. God willing, I hope to announce the book launch for next Spring, summer at the latest. Visit my Facebook page for updates and more insight into the story and my intention to publish a sequel to the story.
I also recommend you visit SICARS—Sapelo Island Cultural and Revitalization Society—to understand more about the plight of the Gullah/Geechee community on Sapelo Island. I contend the racism since the 20th-Century has done more harm to the ancestors of the former slaves than what happened during the 19th-Century. My article link above shares what Randolph Spalding says in my story to his Geechee workers: “Freedom does not guarantee independence. Know what you seek.”