The other day I had the pleasure of talking to a book club right in the heart of where my novel, A BIRD ON WATER STREET takes place at the gateway to the Blue Ridge Mountains (Appalachia). When the book came out, I made it my policy to Skype with folks in Fannin County and Polk County for free. Because I leaned on so many of them to share their stories and history with me, it was the least I could do. Here was the announcement in the Blue Ridge newspaper.
The librarian, Clare Barton got us all set up. Here's how it looked. All the way from Scotland and via Skype, I was projected onto a screen. Clare turned her laptop around to face whoever was asking a question. It was 3:30 in the afternoon for me, but only 10:30 for the Book Club. It worked great!

Photo Credit: Marci Watson representing the Fannin Focus
We spent about a half hour together talking about the book and the stories behind the book. They were an engaged and interested audience - every author's dream. So, thanks for inviting me guys, and happy reading!

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