Hi gang! I’ve got a couple of small bits of news about my debut novel, The Lineman.
First, I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve received the legal OK to use lyrics from “Wichita Lineman” in my novel. You may not know it, but one of my biggest inspirations for writing The Lineman was the hit 1968 song, “Wichita Lineman”, written by Jimmy Webb and made popular by Glen Campbell. I’ve loved this song since I was a kid (and I know millions of you can relate — this is a GREAT song). Future editions of The Lineman will incorporate some of the lyrics, as the book’s leading man, Gil (a power lineman with JCP&L), plays it for our heroine, Aubrey, for the first time.
Speaking of Jimmy Webb, he’ll be appearing at The Strand in Lakewood, New Jersey on Friday, January 10th. (More details here.)
That’s just four days before my reading at the Howell Public Library – which brings me to my second bit of news. If you’ve read The Lineman, you already know that quite a few key scenes take place in picturesque Howell, New Jersey. The kind folks at the library there have asked me to do a multimedia presentation on The Lineman, read from its pages, and show some photos of where the drama (fictitiously) took place. I’ll also be selling and signing copies of The Lineman. It’s also available for lending at the library. I hope you’ll join me on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. at Howell Public Library, 318 Old Tavern Road, Howell, NJ 07731. (732) 938-2300. www.monmouthcountylib.org.
As always, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your support.
Here’s where you can buy The Lineman.