Plans are underway to do a book launch event on Nov. 11 at Duchesne High School at 7 p.m. Where did I go to high school? you ask. Hint: initials are DHS. I am very pleased to be able to do this event at the school where I graduated and where I fell in love with my majorly best friend till death do us part temporarily. Besides those two reasons, Sister Mathew taught Literature and planted the hankering to be a writer in me. Took a while to scratch this itch, fifty years, but it was a deep-seated urge that decades could not diminish. In addition to writing, she also gave me, what today would be called a motivational speech. Back then we called it a kick in the rear. In my junior year of high school, I needed a motivational event from someone other than my parents. She obliged. I wish she were still around. I'd like to thank her.
The second thing is that I spoke to a book club about Sundown Town Duty Station this week. It was the second time I've appeared at a club rendezvous. Both experiences have been rewarding. At the last one, a woman asked a question about what a character thought on page 204—well, I was just so pleased. I'm sure I wallowed into pomposity with my answer. But that woman's question was so very cool.