Upcoming Events

Here's what's on my calendar. Please join me when you can. I love my loyal readers-you've become friends and colleagues.

  • Saturday, June 1

WRJW Senior Fair

Gymnasium of Picayune Memorial High School

800 Fifth St., Picayune, MS (one block off Goodyear Ave., behind the school)

8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Look for me at the Southern Senior Booth. I’ll have bookmarks and recipe card to give away.

  • Saturday, June 1

MS Writers Guild Meeting

Main Street Books

205 N. Main St., Hattiesburg, MS

1 p.m.

  • Tuesday, June 4

Poplarville Storytellers Guild

Fellowship Hall of First United Methodist Church

708 S. Julia St., Poplarville

6:30 p.m. until…

Free fun and fellowship with the Poplarville Storytellers Guild in our regular monthly meeting. We share stories, refreshments and camaraderie. Come to tell a story or come to listen, as you choose. We’d love to see you there.

  • Friday, June 7

Free Storytelling at the Blueberry Jubilee

The Blueberry Jubilee Stage

Corner of S. Julia St. and W. Cumberland St.

6 p.m. until…

Join us as we welcome Cross Ties and Shallow Creek to provide the music while we of the Poplarville Storytellers Guild bring the stories to kick off the 2019 Blueberry Jubilee. In the event of rain, we will move to the Youth Building of First United Methodist Church, 708 S. Julia St., Poplarville.

  • Saturday, June 8

Free Storytelling at the Blueberry Jubilee

Youth Building of First United Methodist Church

708 S. Julia St., Poplarville

9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Cool off in air conditioned comfort and enjoy stories by the Poplarville Storytellers Guild and their guests.

  • Tuesday, June 11

Poplarville Public Library Writing Group

Poplarville Public Library

202 W. Beers St., Poplarville

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Free writing group open to all genres and skill levels, sponsored by the Poplarville Public Library

  • Tuesday, June 11

Picayune Writers Group

Community Room of Bank Plus

115 Williams Ave., Picayune, MS

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Writing group for all genres and skill levels

  • Friday, June 14

Happy Flag Day!

  • Saturday, June 15

Sisters in Crime – NOLA

Sorry, this session has been moved to a private residence due to a conflict at the library. Please check the Sisters in Crime-NOLA Facebook page for details.

10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

I’ll be presenting a workshop on “Gearing Up for Holiday Sales” to this group dedicated to writing mysteries and crime thrillers. Gentleman welcome, too (we call you Misters in Crime!).

  • Saturday, June 15

Creative Minds Writers Group

The Art Station

146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula, LA

1 p.m. – 3 p.m.

Writing group for all genres and skill levels. Refreshments served.

  • Sunday, June 16

HAPPY FATHER’s DAY to all you dads!


  • Monday, June 17

Local Author Book Signing

The Book Nook at Sandy's Business Center

1624 S. Main St., Poplarville, MS

Join some of the Book Nook authors for a time of meeting and book signing. Who knows, you may even hear an author reading work aloud!

  • Tuesday, June 18

Picayune Writers Group

Community Room of Bank Plus

115 Williams Ave., Picayune, MS

6 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Writing group for all genres and skill levels

  • Thursday, June 20

Book launch for “Just Paint, It Ain’t” by Kim Howes Zabbia

The Art Station

146 W. Oak St., Ponchatoula, LA

  • Sunday, June 23

“Speak Up and Get Ahead” Seminar

This month’s topic: Faith Based Speaking and Testimony

Sandy’s Business Center

1624 S. Main St., Poplarville, MS

1 – 2 p.m.

$20 per person

  • Saturday, June 29

2019 Berries, Bridges and Books Writers Conference

Ponchatoula Community Center

300 North 5th St., Ponchatoula, LA

8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Register here for the conference

And here are some “Save the Date” events for you:

July 23

Release of “Summer Snoops Unleashed” ebook

Preorder Kindle version on Amazon for $.99 to benefit three organizations helping senior dogs: StreetDog Foundation, Northshore Humane Society and Home 'Fur' Good.

July 26-27

Mississippi Writers Guild Conference

GRAMMY Museum, Cleveland, MS

August 17

The Pine Belt Women’s Expo

Lake Terrace Convention Center, Hattiesburg, MS


August 22 – 25

Killer Nashville Writers Conference, Franklin, TN

September 28

Picayune Writers Group Annual Free Writers Symposium

Margaret Reed Crosby Memorial Library, Picayune, MS

November 16

Sisters in Crime – NOLA Writers Conference

Airport Hilton, New Orleans, LA