It’s been a busy week here in South Austin. Normally, if we spend the evening in the living room, our neighborhood semi-feral cat, Carl “CJ” Johnson, comes to visit and eat. Between his visits, we usually see either possum or raccoon, possibly a gang of the latter. In recent months foxes have joined our neighborhood, and last week, we had a healthy looking coyote come up the sidewalk to the front door, as if he was soliciting or something.
We’ve enjoyed the incredible response to the new book, “1960s Austin Gangsters.” Just about everywhere in Austin it’s currently sold out while the publisher gets the second printing into the pipeline. Next Saturday, I’ll be signing books at Barnes & Noble Arboretum, and the store had to scrounge for copies and put them in back so that we’d have some for the event. There will be a limited number of copies available, so if you intend to come see me and buy one, show up early!
The event runs from 2-3 PM. That’s Saturday, April 18, Barnes & Noble Arboretum.
The next Austin event is at Half Price Books North Lamar on May 30th, 1-3 PM. We’ll have some live music to kick it off, Q&A, a reading, all that good stuff. NEW BOOKS WILL BE AVAILABLE!
Check out this cool new review from Country World. I never thought I’d get to have my book reviewed on a page with an ad for chicken litter and an Ace Reid “Cowpokes” cartoon, and it’s an extremely insightful, well-written article. I’m honored.