Lord, I am busier than a one-armed fiddler in a snake pit.
What has me so busy? Besides preparing vocabulary exams and reading essays from 140 students, you mean?
I’m cranking up for book tour for BURDY. It kicks off this weekend. Saturday at 11 a.m. at the Gilbert Theater in Fayetteville, N.C.
Following that, I’ll be at the Triangle Reads in Raleigh, N.C. You can purchase tickets and come hear me and a bunch of other writers read/talk about our works on Sunday afternoon.
Other stops include Rutherfordton, N.C., Spartanburg, S.C., Moulton, Al., Woodstock, Ga., Columbus, Ga., and Kingsport, Tn.
Thankfully, my girlfriend Pam is flying in from Florida to keep me company.
Having a book tour three weeks after starting a full-time teaching job seems crazier now than it did three months ago.
The thing that inspires me to do it is you. I am looking forward to seeing a bunch of familiar faces along the way.
My one big regret, however, is that this tour falls a week late. I learned tonight that I missed the National Hollering contest at Spivey’s Corner, N.C.
If you think of it, you might want to send up a distress holler or two for me.