I’m often asked how I came up with Whistling Past the Graveyard for a title. So, now, before all of you, I will confess: I am horrible at coming up with clever titles. My books begin in fabulous sounding files such as Book 11, or Coming of Age Book, Childhood Chaos Book, Resort Book, Barnstormers Book, or simply the main character’s first name.
I’ve been sitting on this news for a couple of weeks, but today I’m proud to announce that Henry, Cora, Gil and Mercury will be joining some some pretty esteemed company on the 2015 Summer Reading Okra Picks.
Totally loving the love coming the way of THE FLYING CIRCUS!
Read Your Okra! Announcing the 2015 Summer Okra Picks
Columbia, SC – Summer is the time for picking okra, and the Southern Independent Booksellers have just picked a fresh crop — the 2015 Summer Okra Picks have just been chosen. A bushel of books that represent the best in southern lit, fresh off the vine. All the picks have a strong Southern focus and are published between July and September, 2015, and all of them have fans among Southern indie booksellers; people who are always looking out for the next great writer who should be on your plate and in your TBR stack. So it is very likely the next time you visit your local Southern indie bookstore, someone will hand you one and say, “You’ve got to read this!”
The 2015 Summer Okra Picks
Bloody Royal Prints by Reba White Williams
9781440585456 | Tyrus Books | 07/03/2015 | $16.99
The Flying Circus by Susan Crandall
9781476772141 | Gallery Books | 07/07/2015 | $26.00
Bull Mountain by Brian Panowich
9780399173967 | G.P. Putnam’s Sons | 07/07/2015 | $26.95
Serafina and the Black Cloak by Robert Beatty
9781484709016 | Disney-Hyperion Press | 07/14/2015 | $16.99
Ruthless by Carolyn Lee Adams
9781481422628 | Simon Pulse | 07/14/2015 | $17.99
Miss Emily by Nuala O’Connor
9780143126751 | Penguin Books | 07/14/2015 | $16.00
Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
9780062409850 | Harpercollins | 07/14/2015 | $27.99
Yard War by Taylor Kitchings
9780553507539 | Wendy Lamb Books | 08/18/2015 | $16.99
The Gates of Evangeline by Hester Young
9780399174001 | G.P. Putnam’s Sons | 09/01/2015| $26.95
The Sea Keeper’s Daughters by Lisa Wingate
9781414386904 | Tyndale House | 09/08/2015 | $19.99
The Drunken Spelunker’s Guide to Plato by Kathy Guiffre
9780895876515 | John F. Blair Publisher | 09/08/2015 | $26.95
A Free State by Tom Piazza
9780062284129 | Harper | 09/15/2015 | $25.99
Okra Picks are chosen every season by Southern Independent Bookstores. For more information visit sibaweb.com/okra.
Congratulations to the winners of the silver biplane charms: David, Zonica and Becky!
COMING SOON! Beginning on July 1, 2015 I will begin sharing the bonus material for THE FLYING CIRCUS. Once you meet Gil and Cora and Henry, you’re going to want to know more about the wild and astounding world in which they live. I will share thevarious materials I used to fuel my own creative fire as I created 1923 in the Heartland, discovered the adventurous and
dangerous lives of the barnstormers, 1920s Hollywood, and explored the expanding world of aviation in an earthbound society.
You won’t want to miss the cool photos and fun facts!
The winners of the advanced reading copies of
were chosen from the comments left on the post by an unbiased panel (my granddaughter) by scientific method (finger pointing to her daddy — another unbiased participant). They are: Andrea Kershaw and Patty Warren!!!
If you ladies would contact me firstname.lastname@example.org we’ll arrange for those copies to head your way.
Thanks to all of you who posted! I wish I had enough copies to send each and every one of you an advanced edition.
Watch for more giveaways and bonus material to come!