Yes, I'm Having Fun.
Getting Sweet, Sweet Sorghum out into the world, into your hands, is a lot more fun than I thought it might be. For one thing, Barbara Napier, proprietor of the incomparable (and green) Snug Hollow Farm Bed & Breakfast and author of Snug Hollow Farm Cookbook: Hot Food and Warm Memories (available on the Snug Hollow website), has taken me in hand to show me how a pro handles book promotion. That's Barbara, above, left, along with me at a recent book signing at Windy Corner Market. A lot of good new things are happening.
New Market: With Barbara's guidance, Sweet, Sweet, Sorghum has been accepted for Kentucky Crafted, a major wholesale and retail market that will take place in Lexington on March 1-4, 2012. We will be sharing a booth—and I've seen Barbara's booths before. They are small, gorgeous, evocative worlds that give visitors and customers an accurate idea of what Barbara and her enterprises are all about. Barbara's booth won Best Booth Display at the 2010 Incredible Food Show. Similarly, because of its quality and Barbara's gifts of friendship and humor, her warm, friendly cookbook has been a top seller at the Kentucky Book Fair. I look forward to Kentucky Crafted in every way, and plan to absorb as much positive Barbara energy and smarts as I can.
New Book Store: Carmichael's Book Store in Louisville now carries Sweet, Sweet Sorghum. I appreciate so much this fine independent bookstore's reaching out and taking a chance on a new Kentucky author.
New Book Signing Location: The last book signing before Christmas promises to be filled with chocolate-y goodness. I will sign books at Ruth Hunt Candies (Since 1921), at the main store in Mt. Sterling from 12:00 noon until 3:00 PM on Friday, December 23. What could be sweeter than that?
New Radio Experience: I had fun talking sorghum on WMST AM Radio 1150's "Mid-mornings on Main" with Dan Manly, Tom Byron, and sorghum maker Danny Townsend earlier today, and I know the Ruth Hunt/Mt. Sterling signing will be interesting and fun, too. Yes, I'm having fun.
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