I'm happy to announce that one of my blog followers and writing pals took advantage of Jill's offer. Lonnie Whitaker, Mizzou alum, lawyer, and author of GEESE TO A POOR MARKET, e-mailed earlier this week and thanked me for the information about Jill's program. He wrote that he will be interviewed on Jill's show on Friday, August 26. Not one to let grass grow under his feet, Lonnie will also be speaking at the Rotary Club in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, in October during the week of the Ozarks Creative Writers Conference. Way to go, Lonnie!
Earlier this week I received an e-mail from my long-time writing friend, fiddle player, and wearer of kilts, David Lee "Kirk" Kirkland David is author of THE LAST DARK ELF, TANKA MOMENTS, GOD'S THREE STEP PLAN, and an award-winning short story collection. In his e-mail he told me about The International Festival of Nations August 27-28 at Tower Grove Park in St. Louis.
No matter what your ethnicity or background, this International Festival of Nations has something for you from Irish dancers, Bollywood Shuffle dancers from India, Flamenco dancers from the St. Louis Spanish Cultural Society, American Folk and Blues players--and lots more. Here's the schedule if you want to check it out.
That's all for today. Check back next week when I'll have some strange news to share from across the Mississippi River in the Land of Lincoln.