Just returned from an author signing event at the Coffee County Public Library in Manchester, Tennessee.  There were more writers than readers.  Sales were slow.  That happens sometimes.  Heck, I’ve traveled 300 miles to a bookstore to find myself reading to the staff — God love the bookstore staff — they really do know how to love on a lonely author.

But it’s always worth it.  No kidding.  That’s not a line.  Take today.  New Southern author, Lisa Patton, Whistlin’ Dixie in a Nor’easter, and I met for the first time.  We live in the same town but had never met.  I had seen her book.  To tell the truth, I had drooled over her cover .  Yes, cover envy.  It’s a sickness.  But despite that, I think the two of us may very well end up being great friends.

I’d like to introduce you to Lisa.  I know you’re gonna love her too!  (And I know her name is Lisa even though I call her Lee!)

A Chat with Author Lisa Patton from Susan Gregg Gilmore on Vimeo.

Posted January 16, 2010 at 4:43 pm · 4 comments · Leave a Comment


  1. Janie Watts, January 16th, 2010, 6:01 pm

    Good report--made me feel like I was there. Did you shoot this with your cell phone? Just curious.
  2. Kathy R (Bermudaonion), January 16th, 2010, 7:40 pm

    I've seen her cover too and think it's fabulous! I'll have to look for the book.
  3. Julie P., January 17th, 2010, 11:44 am

    I am dying to read her book! And you're right -- the cover is absolutely fabulous!
  4. Julie, January 19th, 2010, 8:51 am

    Love that you two fun, strong, brilliant women met!

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