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June 2021

The Book Loft, Fernandina Beach, Florida

June 12 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Book Loft, 214 Centre Street
Fernancina Beach, Florida United States
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This will be my first visit to The Book Loft in beautiful Fernandina Beach, Florida. I'll be signing books from 1-4 p.m., so please drop by for a signed copy and a bit of conversation!

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Sundog Books, Seaside, Florida

June 14 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Sundog Books, 89 Central Square
Seaside, FL 32459 United States
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I'm so excited to be signing books on the front porch at Sundog Books again this summer! I've been there for several previous books, and the staff is wonderful and you meet so many interesting people who are vacationing in Seaside, one of my favorite places on earth! Join me "on the porch" and pick up a copy of JOHN AND MARY MARGARET. Photo is from 2019 with wonderful bookseller Laney, when I was signing copies of my short story…

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Page & Palette, Fairhope, Alabama

June 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Page & Palette, 32 S. Section Street
Fairhope, AL United States
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This will be about my fifth or sixth event at the wonderful PAGE & PALETTE Bookstore in Fairhope, Alabama. I Iove this store, and this beautiful town! I've been there during the Christmas holidays, when the streets are strung with beautiful lights. And in the spring and summer, when flowers are blooming like crazy everywhere. And sunsets on the Mobile Bay remind me of my childhood and teenage years, when I spent vacations at my best friend's family vacation home…

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Pass Books, Pass Christian, Mississippi

June 16 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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Can't wait to get back to another of my favorite indie book stores! Pass Books hosted a signing for my first novel CHERRY BOMB back in 2017, and it was so much fun! I'm posting a few photos from the event. Right on the beach in beautiful Pass Christian, Mississippi, with a terrific in-house coffee shop (their croissants are awesome) . . . come join us from 5-6 p.m. for a book signing on the Coast! CLICK HERE TO PRE-ORDER…

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(Private) Meeting with the Pulpwood Queens Book Club of Jackson, Mississippi

June 19 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Pulpwood Queen Book Club of Jackson, Mississippi, also known as the BBQ Queens, have been together for well over a decade. Part of an international organization of bookclubs, they meet monthly to discuss books and support each other in every way. It's an honor to meet with them in Jackson to discuss JOHN AND MARY MARGARET. This photo is from 2011, in costume at the annual Pulpwood Queens Girlfriend Weekend in Jefferson, Texas.

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July 2021

(Virtual) Event Hosted by Lemuria Books, Jackson, Mississippi

July 1 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Lemuria Books Jackson, MS 38301 United States + Google Map

I'm always thrilled to be hosted for an event by Lemuria Books in m home town of Jackson, Mississippi. This one on July 1 will be virtual, so I'm sad not to be there in person. BUT . . . I am so happy to be joined by Ralph Eubanks to discuss JOHN AND MARY MARGARET, and Ralph's books which were an inspiration to me, especially his memoir EVER IS A LONG TIME: A JOURNEY INTO MISSISSIPPI'S DARK PAST.  Ralph…

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Memphis Book Club Events Coming July-October

July 17 @ 2:00 pm - October 11 @ 9:00 pm

NOTE: These are private events, but I didn't want y'all to think I was slacking since my big June book tour was over! July 17, 2-4 p.m., Renaissance Men's Book Club, Memphis North Branch Library, hosted by Johnnie Mosley. This will be the first MEN's book club I've ever met with, and I'm so excited to hear what they thought about JOHN AND MARY MARGARET! (I wrote about the history of the public libraries in Memphis HERE.) The North Branch…

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August 2021

Mississippi Book Festival

August 21 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Mississippi State Capitol Building, ROOM 201 H
Jackson, MS United States
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Susan will participate on a panel, "FAMILIAR VOICES," to discuss her novel JOHN AND MARY MARGARET, on August 21 at 4 p.m. at the 2021 Mississippi Book Festival in Jackson, Mississippi. The panel will be moderated by Marshall Ramsey, editor at Mississippi Today. William (Bill) Morris, Jr. will also be a panelist, discussing his memoir THIS MAGIC MOMENT. Both books explore themes of crossing and healing the racial divide in Mississippi. Susan and Bill will be signing copies of their…

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September 2021

South Bound Lecture Series hosted by Southern Lit Alliance

September 1 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Arts Building, 301 11th Street
Chattanooga, United States
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Due to Covid, this event will be held virtually. Susan will be discussing her novel JOHN AND MARY MARGARET at the South Bound Lecture Series hosted by the Southern Lit Alliance in Chattanooga, Tennessee on September 1 at 6 p.m. ET. TICKETS are FREE and available HERE.

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October 2021

(Return to) Friends of the Library in Starkville, Mississippi

October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

This will be my third visit to the Friends of the Library in Starkville, Mississippi. In fact, my last visit there was also my very last event for my short story collection, FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY, back on March 12 of 2020, just before Covid shut down the rest of my book tour. This is a large and wonderful group of book-lovers, and I can't wait to chat with them about JOHN AND MARY MARGARET. Unfortunately, the in-person event, originally…

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