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Count me in!

Penned 2014

I’m in! You can count me in. This morning I sent my literary submission for the Penned 2014 – 7th Annual Writer’s Showcase to Kentucky Monthly magazine.

The piece was finished a couple of weeks ago. It’s been fermenting since. I checked my creative non-fiction entry this morning, and it hadn’t gone stinky on me since I wrote it. Creative writing can do that, a lot. In fact, the work was smelling so sweet, I decided now’s the time to get it in, well before the deadline.

Kentucky offers some of the stiffest writing competition outside of New York. Kentucky writers, like Kentucky Derby contenders, know this is the place to compete and be judged. Watch for the results in October.


Upcoming Book Signing – Authors Alley, Cynthiana, Kentucky

My book signing for Jesse James Soul Liberty with Authors Alley this coming Saturday, July 27, 2013, is raising all kinds of expectations.

The event is in Cynthiana, KY, a town known for the volatility of its sentiments, as seen in this picture. I’ve will join with four other Kentucky authors with prestigious reputations. To boot, I will be signing books inside the Farmer’s Deposit Bank from 3-9 pm at Pike & Main Streets. Imagine, Jesse James Soul Liberty INSIDE the Farmer’s Bank. Is that karma, or what?

Author John Sparks also will be signing his books with me. I met John several years ago when he wrote Raccoon John Smith, Frontier Kentucky’s Most Famous Preacher. Smith was associated with many of the rebel Baptist preachers like Rev. Jeremiah Vardeman who I preview in Jesse James Soul Liberty, and about whom I will write more in Volume II. John Sparks most recent offering is Kentucky’s Most Hated Man, Charles Chilton Moore & the Bluegrass Blade.

Author Jerry Deaton had a hit book, Tales of Bloody Breathitt, a companion book to his Feuds of Bloody Breathitt. Jerry also is an innkeeper who owns the Carriage House Inn in Lexington, Kentucky.

Author Steve Flairty will be signing his two volumes of Kentucky’s Everyday Heroes, two books about ordinary people doing ordinary things.

Rounding out our panel is Steve Vest, publisher, and editor of Kentucky Monthly magazine. Steve is a great supporter of the literary efforts of Kentucky authors.

Other authors also will be participating. At the Old Ben Franklin Building at the corner of Walnut and Pike, you’ll find:
Debbie Cooper
Cynthia Ellingsen
Sherry Chandler
Matthew Haughton
Terry Cummins

Drop by, and visit us all. We’ll be happy to sign a book for you.