The picture above is of the wonderful Garden District Book Shop in New Orleans. New Orleans celebrates its 300th birthday today with all kinds of parties and events. New Orleans holds a special place in my heart for many reasons. It was the site of my last football game. The 1969 Sugar Bowl when the Razorbacks beat undefeated Georgia 16-2. My daughter’s godparents live there, as do two of my daughters, and two of my grandchildren. The above-pictured bookstore has always hosted book events for the Jack Patterson series, and I hope to be there this fall or early next year for a book event for my next Jack Patterson thriller, The Eighteenth Green.
I love it so much I am working on one of the Jack Patterson novels being partially set in New Orleans. Happy Birthday New Orleans!
I had a wonderful time taping an interview with Tommy Tomlinson and it is now a live podcast at the WFAE website: http://wfae.org/term/southbound#stream/0 and it is also on iTunes. Tommy is a terrific interviewer who asks tough and insightful questions. Last week, I drove to Davidson College to address Dr. Robert’s class on the “Presidency” on the importance of memoirs. This was a great experience.
My next novel The Eighteenth Green is with the copy editor and its cover is being designed. I hope to tell you more soon including how you can preorder. Suzy is working on the final edits for the follow up novel, Give Me Your Poor, and I have started the next in the Jack Patterson series and a new series with a new protagonist.
Speaking Opportunities: In 2017, my calendar was filled with speaking engagements around the country. I spoke to law schools about special prosecutors, at churches about the life changing and spiritual experience of spending time in prison, to civic organizations about the importance of organ donation, to business groups and colleges about My Journey Without Maps, and literary and library groups about writing novels.
The 2018 calendar is starting to fill for speaking events. Contact me at [email protected] to arrange for me to speak to your organization or institution. I also love to talk to book clubs and community groups in the Charlotte area where I live.
Books: There are still plenty of copies available for purchase of the award-winning Jack Patterson Thrillers, including A Game of Inches. They are available for birthdays, thank you gifts, and just to be nice presents. Autographed copies are available at my website, webbhubbell.com. Amazon and Barnes & Noble are also selling hard copies and eVersions, and local independent bookstores either have them in stock or can get books from my publisher, Beaufort Books. If your favorite bookstore has run out, ask them to order your books today.
Questions: Please use the comments section of this website to ask questions or make a comment. I see them all and will try to respond to any reasonable question.
Until my next post all the very best. Webb
PS: I apologize for the those of you who have had trouble accessing the website. We have transitioned to a new hosting company to meet the site demands and the demands of www.thehubbellpew.com.
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April 21, 2018 8:36 pm