The month of May was the busiest month I've had for a while. Had so many speaking engagements I was tired of hearing myself talk. Among others I spoke for Knoxville Southside Rotary, Farragut Middle School, Norris AARP,and the Council on Volunteers at Rothchild's along with Bill Landry from the Heartland Series. Bill spoke before I did and got the 300-plus audience in such a good mood it didn't matter what I said during my talk. They laughed at everything. Really took the pressure off me. Maybe he can do that for me everytime!
Tomorrow night I speak for Knoxville Writers' Guild. Then I have a few weeks off before I fly out to Texas and speak at the Doerr Family Reunion in June. Then it's off to Capitan, N.M., where I'll speak at the library on July 3 and visit with many high school friends. And, of course, I'm looking forward to being on the panel at Southern Festival of Books in Nashville in October.