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Future Book Signing at Barnes and Nobel, Chattanooga

Kelly Flemings, Community Business Deveopment Manager at Barnes and Nobel, Chattanooga, recently contacted new AGT member, Denise Sherriff, to discuss a future book signing for her book, Kairos Moments. at his store, tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 24.   He advised Denise that he was very impressed with her book and the presentation she left for him. He has ordered copies to sell in the store.    Congratulations to Denise. We're all proud of you.   
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AGT in the Smokies

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Wonderful picture of our Authors in the recent fair in the Smokies,

Photo taken by Dave Hickman

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Our Front Porch

The other day I was thinking about our front porch in Montague, Michigan. Growing up it was used as a gathering place where people were welcomed, listened to, encouraged to share, and I believe, felt loved. I never really understood the significance of all of this until mom and dad were gone, and I could no longer sit on that front porch.

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Support My Kindle Scout Campaign


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I am participating in a reader-powered process for a publishing contract through Amazon for my novel, "Surviving Stephen."

Here's how it works: Readers browse book campaigns by authors and nominate books that they think deserve a publishing contract with Kindle Press. Amazon takes note of which books readers want and awards contracts accordingly.

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A Special Book

Our library in Montague, MI was above the firehouse.  I was happy to know I could go there and check out fun books to read. We didn’t have a television so our activities were simple. Reading became an important part of our lives.

One day my father said he had a surprise for me. “I want to show you something, Adele. I’m going to take you to a place where there are many books! We’re going to go to Grossman’s.” (Grossman’s was a very popular department store in Muskegon, MI).

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Adele - I absolutely love this story. I have two teenage daughters. I have struggled their entire lives to try to be a good and lo... Read More
Friday, 31 March 2017 15:35
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Review of The Great Smoky Mountain Bank Job by Wayne Zurl


 

This is a very readable collection of Zurl’s stories. He has put out several volumes of Sam Jenkins tales. As usual, these are on the long side for short stories, but you’ll zip through them. Jenkins, the sheriff of tiny Prospect, located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, solves six mysteries with the help of his Sergeant, Bettye Lambert, and others.

 

I think the title story was my favorite, but I liked them all. Jenkins is a transplant to Tennessee from the New York police department, as is Zurl himself. I especially thought “The Butlers Did It” was cleverly done. All the characters come off the page and the settings are authentic and real, too. The stories will stay with you after you’ve enjoyed them. Highly recommended for mystery readers.

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Review of The Great Smoky Mountain Bank Job and other Sam Jenkins Mysteries

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This is a very readable collection of Zurl’s stories. He has put out several volumes of Sam Jenkins tales. As usual, these are on the long side for short stories, but you’ll zip through them. Jenkins, the sheriff of tiny Prospect, located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, solves six mysteries with the help of his Sergeant, Bettye Lambert, and others.

 

I think the title story was my favorite, but I liked them all. Jenkins is a transplant to Tennessee from the New York police department, as is Zurl himself. I especially thought “The Butlers Did It” was cleverly done. All the characters come off the page and the settings are authentic and real, too. The stories will stay with you after you’ve enjoyed them. Highly recommended for mystery readers.

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Wayne Zurl
Thank you, Kaye. I appreciate the review. Glad you liked the book.
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Kaye George
You're welcome! I posted on Amazon under another name. Sorry about my clumsy attempts to load this review. It's been a while since... Read More
Sunday, 18 February 2018 11:31
Wayne Zurl
Thanks again.
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Interview with Farragut Press Published

There are two errors in this article. 1) My father is still very much alive and 2) My third novel, Talisgate, is NOT complete. It's just getting started. Otherwise, this is a pretty cool article about me in a local newspaper.

http://www.farragutpress.com/articles/2018/01/6925.php

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Kaye George
Very nice!
Thursday, 25 January 2018 11:18
Wayne Zurl
Excellent interview, Tilmer. Congratulations.
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Tilmer Wright Jr.
I repeatedly mentioned the AGT during the interview, but she didn't include that in her article. I was hoping she would publish my... Read More
Thursday, 25 January 2018 14:04
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Future Book Signing at Barnes and Nobel

Kelly Flemings, community Business Develpment Manager of Barnes and Nobel in Chattanooga recently contacted new AGT member Denise Sherriff to discuss a potential book signing for her book, Kairos Moments, on Saturday, March 24th, at 2:00 p.m.   Mr. Flemings told Denise he was very impressed with her book and the presentation she had left for him. He further advised that he had ordered copies for the store and would be tracking their sales.    Congratulations to Denise. We're proud of you.   
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Susan L Kite
Always wonderful when Barnes and Noble takes an interest. Congrats Denise. BTW Kelly is a guy. he is a great supporter of local au... Read More
Friday, 19 January 2018 21:57
Wayne Zurl
Congratulations, Denise. The Chattanooga B&N sounds like it's very different than its Knoxville counterpart. Thanks for posting th... Read More
Saturday, 20 January 2018 06:28
Kaye George
I got a very good reception the one time I was in the store and talked to someone about a signing. I couldn't follow up, at the ti... Read More
Saturday, 20 January 2018 10:36
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Kaye George Review of The Great Smoky Mountain Bank Job and other Sam Jenkins Mysteries
18 February 2018
You're welcome! I posted on Amazon under another name. Sorry about my clumsy attempts to load this review. It's been a while since I used the web site and I failed to consult my notes. But I got it done--twice.
Wayne Zurl Review of The Great Smoky Mountain Bank Job and other Sam Jenkins Mysteries
18 February 2018
Thank you, Kaye. I appreciate the review. Glad you liked the book.
Tilmer Wright Jr. Interview with Farragut Press Published
26 January 2018
Thanks, Susan. I really hope you like the book. I am emotionally attached to it in a big way. I am just finishing up your excellent The Mendel Experiment. Expect a review soon.
Susan L Kite Interview with Farragut Press Published
26 January 2018
That was a great article, Tilmer. Glad she contacted with you at that event. Reading Motes at my daughter's house. It got here before we did.

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