June 6, 2008

Gilbert (and PreContest Info)

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 – Gilbert’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. He’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 can’t manage to write the FAQ right now – 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.
Yes. Really.

Posted by joshilyn at June 6, 2008 11:39 AM

Since you like them so much...
Do you know how hamburgers were invented?
Chuck Norris threw a cow at a chain link fence.

Posted by: Laura L at June 6, 2008 3:31 PM

We have Chuck Norris sightings all the time around here. He has family in the area. William and his buddies saw him one night at the movies. By that I mean, in the audience, not on the big screen. William LOVES Chuck Norris one liners. He has a million of 'em. If you ever need more of them, just ask and I'll set him to typing them up for you.

Posted by: Laume at June 6, 2008 3:35 PM

Chuck Norris doesn't read books. He stares them down until they tell everything they know.

Posted by: Jill at June 6, 2008 3:39 PM

Jill, LOL! Wish I could do that, especially with the drier academic stuff I have to read (which would be deplorably near all of it). But you know what I wish even more? I wish I knew what the face at the top of the girl on the cover of TGWSS looks like. Now I know who to ask!

Posted by: Kalynne Pudner at June 6, 2008 4:02 PM

When the boogeyman goes to sleep every night, he checks his closet for Chuck Norris.

I love 'em too! :-)

Posted by: DebR at June 6, 2008 9:03 PM

Chuck Norris one liners? oh mi.

Posted by: Cele at June 7, 2008 1:00 PM

You can put one of those Google tools on your home page with daily Chuck Norris one-liners. My son loves him too.

Posted by: Julie at June 7, 2008 3:16 PM

Kudzu is not encroaching. It is merely retreating. From Chuck Norris. Ha!

Posted by: Gilbert at June 7, 2008 6:12 PM

Kalynne...hate to say it, but I'm not so sure she has one left if Chuck's been interrogating her. ROFL...yes, I'm sick like that.

Great ones, DebR and Gilbert!

Posted by: Jill at June 7, 2008 6:37 PM