Thursday, July 29, 2010

An Evening with Allen Whitley - Tuscumbia, AL

It is old news that I am an Allen Whitley "groupie". I have joked recently that I even follow him across the South for signings. (although I actually showed up in Alabama first) Olivia Wright, the Head Pulpwood Queen of the Heart of Dixie chapter was able to get Allen set up several different signings in Alabama and Mississippi this week to promote his new book Where Southern Cross The Dog. She and I drove into Tuscumbia, Alabama...hometown of Hellen Keller and blues musician W.C. Handy, for Allen's first official book signing at Cold Water Books (a building dating back to the 1800s).

After a successful night of selling and signing books, Allen, Olivia, our friend Merry, and I walked around the block to a quaint Italian restaurant called Frank's Italian for a celebratory dinner. We enjoyed the bread, pasta, and wine until it was obvious that the waitress was eager to turn the table. Today, Allen is signing more books in Tupelo, Mississippi (the birth place of Elvis).

1 comment:

  1. It was great to be with everyone at Cold Water Books last evening! How could Allen lose....he had two Head Pulpwood Queens in attendance!

    I would really encourage all Pulpwood Queens and Timber Guys to attend one of Allen Whitley's signings when he comes to your area. I really think he will be "running with the big dogs" very soon and it would be a shame not to meet him and get a copy of his book.

    Allen is in Tupelo, MS today and will be at The Little Professor in Homewoood (B'ham) tomorrow from 12:00 until 2:00. Go see him and give him a big Bama welcome!