Do Over on Lots Of News!

Don’t you just love do overs?  Although I provided a “correction” to what I’d talked about in my post yesterday with regard to all the news related to my books, I realized some would have only read the original post.  While my news isn’t all that important, I did want to be sure anyone who took the time to read the first go round, didn’t miss out on what was really happening.

That said, here’s a repeat also called an updated version, also called a do over, and the correction is in blue:


My word, y’all.  There has been so much pouring in, I figured I better do a post just to make sure I’m able to keep track of it myself!  Some of this will be a repeat for a few of you, but hey, good news is worth repeating, amIright?

First off, as many of you already know, THE EDUCATION OF DIXIE DUPREE is long listed for the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance (SIBA) 2017  Southern Book Prize.  I am in the company of some astonishing talent.  There are still many days to go, but I am very honored and proud for my debut to be considered.

Second, while I was celebrating that with some of you on Facebook, I found out other great newsTHE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET is a 2018 SIBA Trio Book pick!  The talented, and brilliant Shari Smith dropped that wonderful little comment into the thread, sort of like, here ya go, have a slice of thrilling news.

Well, there’s more to it than that – short version here – but ya know me, my heart started flopping around, and no amount of deep breathing, or hand flapping helped.  I have recovered sufficiently now to share this link so you can go and check it out, but essentially, a songwriter, and an artist are chosen who read the book and then create a song and art work to go along it.  This is added into an exhibit with other books for that year – 2018 for THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET – then, the exhibit travels to book stores, festivals, and other venues interested in having it.

More details to come, I’m sure, but that’s what I know now.  HOW COOL IS THAT?

Third, was the news about THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET also being a Publisher’s Lunch Buzz Book for Fall/Winter 2017-2018 which I already shared in this post.

And last!  I wanted to let everyone know THE ROAD TO BITTERSWEET is ALSO now available for pre-order on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and BAM if you want to order – ya know, like WAY ahead of schedule.  🙂

(Note: I’m working on getting the buy links updated on my site)

Release date is December 26, 2017, official publication, January 2, 2018.

I think that’s it!



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