The $500.00 SELTI-Alabama Tourism Department Award I'm receiving will be presented by Congressman Bradley Byrne, October 15 at the Mobile Mardi Gras Museum in Mobile, 2–3 p.m. This is the first contest in the world for this new genre of Tourism Fiction. My short story, about Mardi Gras in Mobile, is entitled “Raisin’ Cain” (See selti.org to read the story). The public is invited.
Dr. Sue Walker from the University of South Alabama is going to include Tourism Fiction in her course next fall; it’s the first time the subject will be taught in college.
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My Mardi Gras-themed short story “Raisin’ Cain” is the first-place winner of the Mobile Bay SELTI Tourism Writing Contest, sponsored by the Southeastern Literary Tourism Initiative and the Alabama Tourism Department. Press release on Musa blog.
My play One Life; Much Influence, about Fr. Francis Murphy, a ninety-three-year-old Irish priest in Mobile, will be produced in the fall by the Knights of Columbus.
My story “Double Indemnity” was published in Faulkner University’s literary journal, Images in Ink. I also judged a poetry contest for Faulkner University's Mobile Campus.
I've been attending (book signings) LoDa Art Walks in downtown Mobile every 2nd Friday of each month. This is sponsored by the Mobile Arts Council.
My play, MURDER MOST SOUTHERN was produced in 2013 by the Mobile Mystery Dinner Theater.
David V. Wilton, my coauthor of TO CATCH A FISH, and I have had sixty book signings and presentations. It is available from Musa Publishing Co. as an e-book. Along with my science-fiction book entitled TIME WILL TELL, To Catch a Fishs can be purchased from Musa Publishing and Amazon.com.
Baiting the Hook, the sequel to To Catch a Fish, is now available from Musa Publishing, Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.
A fantasy novella, JOE AND JO, which was originally a screenplay, is under consideration. It was awarded Third Place in the 2005 Eugene Walter Writer’s Fest
I try to post a poem for a monthly occasion and I also post a piece about writing or an essay of short story. I appreciate your comments on these.