"Wyatt Durrette has been a friend, a mentor and an inspiration to me for almost four decades. He is also one fine reader, whose suggestions have made me a better writer. The adoption fictionalized in A Southern Girl had its roots in our friendship with Wyatt, and his daughter is the remarkable woman he describes." --John GUEST BLOG by Wyatt Durrette I should have known in January 1975 when Shannon arrived from Korea in the blizzard-shrouded Philadelphia airport that nothing a
Six weeks on the road is a stretch, and when forty-three events in four states are factored in, there is only one logical question that can be asked: are you insane? Maybe. I kicked off the Southern Girl book tour on May 8 near Columbia with Friends of the Irmo Library, the first of a number of library events on the schedule. The crowd was small but eager to learn about the book. The crowd was anything but small the following evening at a private party on Hilton Head Island.
We had such a great time and great response with our first sweepstakes, that we decided to run a second one. If you are a Pinterest user, this one is perfect for you! Good Luck! Click Here to Enter #asoutherngirl #america #family #friends #polaroidz2300 #polaroid #memories #sweepstakes #contests #win #grandchild #johnwarley #novel #patconroy #photography #southcarolina #summertrip #travel #writing
For a number of years, I've had the great pleasure of regularly lunching with Pat Conroy & Bernie Schein, two of my favorite writers and favorite humans. This week, my friend Scott Graber was kind enough to videotape part of the lunch so that I could share it with you. It was a wonderful afternoon, in which longtime friends gently poked fun at each other while sharing fantastic food and wine at one of our favorite restaurants, Griffin Market. Pat and Bernie are truly two of t