Appearing at the
Southern Festival of Books
The wonderful Southern Festival of Books is held every October in Nashville, and this year’s festival features such great writers as Charles Frazier, Rick Bragg, and Bobbie Ann Mason. I’m honored to be included, and I'll be discussing my new middle grade novel Lord of the Mountain.
The novel is a coming-of-age story set in 1927 Bristol, Tennessee, during a series of historic recording sessions, the so-called “big bang” of country music, witnessed by thirteen-year-old Nate Owens. Nate’s father is a sad, wild-eyed preacher, and his mother hides a secret melody that drives Nate into the mountains, where he joins the Carter Family and discovers the heart of American music.
The Southern Festival of Books will be held October 12-14 in downtown Nashville. My presentation will be Saturday October 13 at 11:00 a.m. as part of the panel discussion “Journeys Within and Without: Middle Grade Tales.”
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