The book launch with Deb Wayman at Faire Isle Bookstore for In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams was spectacular. The novel is about a community of slaves escaping from the boot heel of Missouri near Mingo Swamp to West Harbor on Washington Island off the Door Peninsula in Wisconsin before the Civil War. Faire Isle is a small store, so it was so crowded that my daughter Mary and son in law Rick stood outside to listen to the reading I gave. The engagement of the audience, many of whom had families that had lived on the island for generations, was exciting. There were people who had already read the novel at the launch and they, like the reviewers so far, were highly complimentary, and even excited about the novel. The launch was a wonderful experience. I pretty sold out of all the books I had originally ordered and will have to order more today.
9 responses to “Book Launch at Faire Isle Bookstore for In the Unsettled Homeland of Dreams”
Thank you so much Beth.
I find myself smiling to hear how well it went.
I would have loved to have had you there Ben Naga. It was an extraordinary day for me. It made me feel like all the work I’ve put in trying to be a writer was worth it. People are saying it’s a well written book with a powerful story so far. Here’s hoping!
Well when you’ve become a millionaire you and Ethel can come visit me. 🙂 Still trying to put together that ‘Ten Best’ list you asked for. It is being a lot harder than I thought.
Dreams are wonderful, but usually they don’t come true. What would we do with a million dollars anyway? Just enough money to visit you would be better than good.
“What would we do with a million dollars anyway?”
Oh, I’m sure you would find ways you could make the world a better place.
“Just enough money to visit you would be better than good.”
Well you help me pick out ten poems at the very least. 😀
What a wonderful experience that must’ve been, Tom! It’s fun to see the photo of you. I’m looking forward to reading it. Congratulations!
I am so excited that you have the book, Betty. Please let me know what you think about it when you read it. I always value your input and you.