I’m just back from our reading and signing tour of North Carolina. About a week before we left we had a launch party in Orlando at our temple, where we drew nearly 100 — thanks in part to free food (including my wife’s zucchini and banana bread) and a local bluegrass band. I did a short reading.
Thanks to a nice piece in the local weekly, the Mountaineer (which I will post) we had 20 people at Blue Ridge Books in Waynesville, Haywood County, a good crowd, according to the owner. Nice discussion after the reading, with one former SBI agent, one former FBI, some Madison County folks.
In Asheville, Rob Neufeld wrote a great column about the book for the Citizen-Times, (which I will also post) and I had 50 minutes of drive on WWNC, the big AM news/talk radio station, with host Pete Kaliner. All of which turned out 28 that night at Malaprop’s, although I helped paper the house with old Dukies — Alan Ray, Sallie, Elmer Elmer Hall and Margaret (formerly Bunny) Small.
The next day I spoke to a criminal justice class at Mars Hill (now) University, with Madison County sage Richard Dillingham in attendance, and then on to an extended signing only in Marshall,at Penland & Sons, a great general store, drawing mostly locals, many of whom wanted to talk about the Morgan case.