My friend Gilbert King is going to be on the TV tomorrow --- I just got this note from him:
This Saturday, June 7th at 7:00 PM EST, I will be appearing on CSPAN2's BookTV, discussing my book, THE EXECUTION OF WILLIE FRANCIS.
This was a lively event that was taped in the heart of Louisiana's Cajun Country, and several of the families involved in the story were in attendance. So if you missed me on my book tour, set your TIVOs or just stay home Saturday night and enjoy the show. Feel free to spread the word to thousands of your closest friends, too. (If we can get a grass roots thing going, there's an outside chance of beating Walker, Texas Ranger in the ratings that night!)
For those of you who just can't wait until Saturday, CSPAN has made the show available online.
WHOO â€“ Gilbertâ€™s taking on CHUCK NORRIS? Back off, Ranger!
(PS I love Chuck Norris one liners. I do not know why. I JUST DO. LOVE. Current favorite:
Q: How much wood would a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could Chuck Norris?
A: ...All of it.)
ANYWAY --- Gilbert is the multitalented fellow who did my author photo for the cover of THE GIRL WHO STOPPED SWIMMING, and The Execution of Willie Francis is his first book. Heâ€™s smart and wry and funny and gives good interview, so tune in!
"The Execution of Willie Francis is almost certainly the best book on capital punishment in America since Mailer's The Executioner's Song." --CounterPunch
"Strangely charming and unforgettable." --Kirkus
"Required reading." NY Post
ALSO! Beloveds, you asked for a contest? Welp I canâ€™t manage to write the FAQ right now â€“ the novel is going well so I need to ride this horse while it is being all COMPLIANT -- but a VERY SILLY CONTEST YOU SHALL HAVE! I am working on rules now, but it should be UP Sunday night and you will have all week to enter. It involves free books, vegan soaps, and dog toots.
And YES. I AM TWELVE.