I just got word today that Paradise Dogs has been selected as a Summer Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Association.
The other Okra Picks for this season are The Art of Saying Goodbye by Ellyn Bache, The Fine Art of Insincerity by Angela Hunt, A Good Hard Look by Ann Napolitano, Groove Interrupted: Loss, Renewal, and the Music of New Orleans by Keith Spera, Hourglass by Myra McEntire, The Iron House by John Hart, The Orchard by Jeffrey Stepakoff, The Reservoir by John Milliken Thompson, Silver Sparrow by Tayari Jones, A Small Hotel by Robert Olen Butler, Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley, and You Believers by Jane Bradley
For more information on the Okra Picks program, visit SIBA’s website at www.sibaweb.com/okra.
Visit the Okra Picks Patch at www.authorsroundthesouth.com. Lady Banks will introduce the Okra Picks to over 5000 consumer subscribers in the June issue. Okra Pick titles will be highlighted on the Southern Indie Bestseller list and SIBA will post marketing and promotional materials as part of an “Okra Picks toolkit” for booksellers at www.sibaweb.com.
I'm writing this from a coffee shop near Crozet (crah-zay) Virginia where James Iredell (Book of Freaks) and I are on a whirlwind tour.