Saturday, February 19, 2011

Blogtalk Radio Interview Thursday Feb 24 8:00 EST

I'll be on Blogtalk radio on Thursday evening from 8:00 to 9:00 EST. The link to listen is If you would like to join the conversation the number to call is (213) 769-0952. Please note that the date shown in the link is Feb. 25, but the actual date of the show is Feb. 24. Don't let that confuse you. If you want to listen but can't make that time it will be available in the archive after Thursday.

The topic is Mother/Daughter relationships, a subject that is at the core of my novel Motherless Soul. The plan is to begin with a discussion of the book and possibly a reading from it. After touching on the importance of Mother/Daughter relationships to the story, we should be branching out to talk about the subject in more general terms. Of course I don't have any idea how the show will turn out, but I think we'll probably raise more questions than answers. And maybe we'll do a little venting as well. Please join in. It should be fun.

I learned this week that the Borders where I held my first reading of Motherless Soul will be closing soon. I love the convenience of on-line bookstores and, as anyone who reads my blog knows, I own a Kindle. But I find the closing of brick and mortar bookstores like Borders to be very sad. Hopefully, the smaller stores, such as Barnhill's in Winston-Salem and Park Road Books in Charlotte will survive the changes in technology. Readers still need a place to go and knowledgeable people to talk to face to face.

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