April 30-May 2, 2009: A panel and reading on "Mystery, Murder, Mayhem & More" at the Alabama Writers Symposium in Monroeville, AL (To Kill a Mockingbird territory) to begin the countdown to Dixie Noir.
November 20-23 (Thursday-Saturday): A trip to New Orleans to accept the gold medal in nonfiction for the Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Competition at the Words and Music Festival.
November 15 (Saturday): A return engagement at the Gnu's Room in Auburn to read along with Ron Riekki, whose great new novel, U.P., will have just been released.
October 4 (Saturday): A poolside reading from Breathing Out the Ghost at the American Literature Association's Symposium on American Fiction at the DeSoto Hilton, 15 East Liberty Street, Savannah GA.
September 26-28 (Friday-Sunday): Panel and booksigning at the 2008 Southern Independent Booksellers Association (SIBA) trade show in Mobile AL.
June 12 (Thursday): Reading with Alex Vernon and Ann Putnam at the 13th Biennial Ernest Hemingway Society Conference in Kansas City MO. Time: 6:30-7:30. Place: Kansas City Marriott Country Club Plaza, 4445 Main Street.
May 30 (Friday): Autographing session and booksellers meet-and-greet at BookExp America, LA Convention Center, Los Angeles.
April 21 (Monday): Three Sisters Books and Gifts, Shelbyville IN 46176, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.: A book signing for Breathing Out the Ghost in the very county in which it takes place!
April 19-20 (Friday/Saturday): Alabama Book Festival-Montgomery
April 9 (Wednesday): Kirk (below, l) and River City Publishing editor Jim Gilbert (below, r) will appear on Montgomery's NBC affiliate, WSFA-TV, on the noon news to promote the Alabama Book Festival. No word yet on what they plan to wear. UPDATE: Reviews are in. Two snaps! Except for Kirk's white socks.
March 25 (Tuesday): Friends of the Wetumpka Library, Wetumpka Public Library
212 S. Main St.
P.O. Box 249
Wetumpka, Al 36092
March 14 (Friday): Sun Belt Reading Series at The Gnu's Room, 414 South Gay Street Auburn, AL 36830. 7:30 p.m.
Feb 24 (Sunday): El Rey Burrito Lounge: Book Launch Party
Feb 20 (Wednesday): Radio interview with WTSU's Carolyn Hutcheson (12:15 p.m. CST)
Jan 28 (Monday): Reading for the Friends of the Prattville Library