May is a busy season for J.L. and I with Book Tour still in full swing. In May we have four more scheduled events, detailed below, in Townsend near the Smokies, in historic Dandridge, TN, at the Moon Pie General Store and Book Warehouse in Pigeon Forge, and in middle Tennessee, above Nashville, at the beautiful, downtown Gallatin Library.

In May we hope to make our final trip to North Carolina to visit our last seven parks so we can complete our ongoing guidebook, too. We visited four parks in April, and J.L. and I are eager to eager to meet our deadlines to see our book published this summer!

Looking ahead … my mind is already busy thinking about the second novel I hope to write this year. Writers are always “writing in their minds” even when they are not sitting at the computer and this new book is already taking shape in my thoughts and imagination.  So many ideas come to life and begin to assemble in this way, like a puzzle, in those early planning times.

Our Spring in East Tennessee has been especially beautiful … and the flowers a glory. I celebrated that in my new blog titled “May Flowers” that I hope you will check out at: … You’ll love the pictures and, as always, this writing is free—and written just for you!

See you in June, if not in person at one of our events… Lin


BOOK SIGNING – Townsend area – May 5-6, Friday and Saturday, 10:00 – 4:00, APPLE VALLEY GENERAL STORE in the Apple Valley Mountain Village during the new Big Foot Festival, 7138 Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN  37882. [Look for us on the front porch of the store both days].

BOOK SIGNING – Dandridge area – May 11, Thursday Lunch Day, 11am-2pm, SHEPARD INN, 136 East Main Street, Dandridge, TN. 37725 [ Look for us on the porch if the weather is nice; If you’d like to eat lunch at the Inn, make a reservation ahead through this link: ]

BOOK SIGNING – Pigeon Forge area – May 13, Saturday, 1-3pm, MOONPIE GENERAL STORE & ORIGINAL BOOK WAREHOUSE – one of our favorite bookstores!! –3127 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN. 37863

BOOK SIGNING – Gallatin/Hendersonville/Nashville TN area – May 20, Saturday, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm, GALLATIN PUBLIC LIBRARY OF SUMNER COUNTY, 123 E Main Street, Gallatin, TN. 37066. Look for us in the main lobby. We will have all our books at this event for sale.