Calling All Readers: Book Talks on Closed Ranks
Since the release of Closed Ranks last November, members of the Whitehurst family and I have made regular public appearances to discuss the book and to encourage people to read it and learn more about the Whitehurst Case. Closed Ranks has received media attention on WLWI 1440 AM with Kevin Elkins and WVAS’s HBCU Review with Dr. Robert White, as well as TV news segments on WSFA-12, a substantial article in the Montgomery Advertiser, and a glowing review from the Alabama Writers Forum. And we’ve had book talks and signings with Montgomery Rotary, the Montgomery City of Refuge men’s group, the Read Herring Bookstore, the Juliette Hampton Morgan Public Library, One Montgomery, Pebble Hill in Auburn, the Homewood Public Library, the Alabama Department of Archives & History, the New Life Church of God in Christ, and the Perfecting Holiness Nondenomenational Church in Greenville. The next public events are: at the #21Dreams MGM Arts & Craft Beer Festival on April 6, the Alabama Book Festival on April 13, and Auburn University at Montgomery’s OLLI brown bag lunch on April 17.
If you would like to schedule a book talk or signing, which could be a public or private event, send a message using the Contact Form on the About page. Also, if any reading groups or book clubs have chosen Closed Ranks as their selection, I will be glad to come to the meeting when you discuss the book.