Skip to main content

Day Tour of Library Book Clubs - National Library Week 2014

I had the privilege to celebrate this recent National Library Week with a visit to the Union County Library in New Albany, Mississippi. The guest of Luncheon with Books president Anita Buster and former president, my Aunt Marjorie Livingston, I spoke to an enthusiastic group at the monthly book club about my four novels, including a reading from the newest thriller, “Wiggle Room.” A probing question and answer session followed, as well as a book signing, and I enjoyed all of it.  Aunt Marjorie warmly introduced me to the enthusiastic group, supplementing my bio with a few tales from my childhood visits to New Albany. My mother (her sister, Evelyn North) made the trip with me, and my cousins Nancy, Steve, and Patsy were in the audience as well. We had a great visit and lunch downtown, and I appreciate the hospitality and invitation.
The day trip home to Jackson included a visit to the Drew (MS) Library Book Club at the invitation of Diane Shurden. Likewise, I was grateful to be included in the activities of another group of writing buffs, this time in my native Mississippi Delta. The interest shown in reading by the questions posed and in the numbers in attendance at both the Drew and New Albany book clubs was impressive. Support for libraries is a healthy thing.
For me, speaking at book clubs and at other related events is one of the enjoyable and rewarding aspects of writing and publishing, and I would like to do more.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

2017 Southeast Region Writing Conferences

"Writer's Digest" is sponsoring writing conferences in Alabama, Louisiana, and Tennessee in 2017. The magazine's editors will be speaking and literary agents are scheduled to be on hand for one-on-one pitches.

For more information, check out these links:
      February 24, 2017 alabamawritingworkshop.com
      April 22, 2017  neworleanswritingworkshop.com
      July 22, 2017  tennesseewritingworkshop.com 
I received a tweet message from The Writer's Digest team about the conferences and thought I would pass along the information. An email contact was also provided: chuck.sambuchino@fwmedia.com.
If you are a budding or blooming writer, you might want to check out these opportunities.
----- Darden
Darden North www.dardennorth.com

New novel by Darden North - Release set for June 15, 2017

In "The Five Manners of Death" there are five ways to die. Surgeon Diana Bratton believes that homicide is the only one left. Then the police prove her wrong. Diana learns that murder is her family secret. After a construction worker unearths a human skull on the campus of the University of Mississippi that dates to the 1960s, an older woman’s desperate attempt to erase history counts down the five manners of death. Surgeon Diana Bratton is surrounded by bodies after the discovery of her Aunt Phoebe’s 50-year-old note detailing the five ways to die. Suicide, accident, natural cause, and one death classified undetermined are soon crossed of this list—leaving Diana to believe that only homicide remains. Then the police prove her wrong. 
When Phoebe is linked not only to that death, but to the recent deaths of two local men, Diana is torn between pursuing Phoebe’s innocence and accepting police theory that her aunt is involved in multiple murders. Diana steals precious time from…