All in all a fruitful day. Completed the first Rooted interview today with the New York Times, or maybe it was Bartlett Express. Yeah, more like Bartlett Express. I believe the interview went well and am eager to see the final printed version. This interview should be published within the next two weeks. I’ll post an update on publish date when I have a better idea.
Also this day, I was asked to write a feature story for TripFiction based on the following two sentence description of Rooted’s setting:
“Rooted is set in Northwest Tennessee’s Delta cotton-country: the remote land of my father’s childhood, with its muddy, turtle-filled waterways, fried catfish, and down-home people who look after their own. As a child, it seemed the outside world had little influence on this pocket of land, where folks live as their folks had: working the land, trusting the Lord, oblivious of what was to come as we all are.”
So I’ve got that going for me as well as many more things brewing behind the scenes.
There’s just a couple of weeks until Rooted is released. If you’ve got nothing better to do, click this link to access the first three chapters of Rooted. Consider it priming the pump.