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October 23, 2020


Updated: Hot Chocolate Author’s Chat!

This Tuesday – December 1, 2020 we’ll meet for an informal time of talking about writing and books while we sip Hot Chocolate! You’ll find us at Page and Palette Bookstore in Fairhope at 5pm, so come join the fun and lively conversation!

And earlier events . . .

Exploding Hushpuppies book launch party invitation. Leslie Anne Tarabella, author - Fairhope, AL 2020

The book is in production as I type this, and if all goes well, will be ready in a few weeks!

I don’t think there’s ever been a worse time to release a book! But, here’s how you can help . . .

First of all, just by reading my blog and stories on you have become a friend of mine. We may have never met in person, but I value your time in reading and sharing my stories. God has led me down this surprising path of writing for a reason — (somedays I think it’s to torture me), but I get such lovely feedback from all of you, I keep going and it makes me so very happy!

Recording Exploding Hushpuppies - Leslie Anne Tarabella author. Sound of Birmingham Recording Studio.
Recording the audio version of Exploding Hushpuppies in Birmingham earlier this week.Over 25,500 words. I’m a talker, but WOW! This even wore me out, but I had so much fun!

Please don’t ever think I’m pressuring any of you to buy a book. Since you’ve been reading many of the stories here on the blog, you can help by leaving feedback on Amazon (when the book is listed). This will be a HUGE favor, since the world runs by Amazon reviews these days. Attending one of my signing events is a big-big favor even if you don’t purchase a thing. I love meeting all of you and appreciate your effort to be there.

NOW . . .

For the fun. You are all invited to these events to launch Exploding Hushpuppies — More Stories from Home.

Exploding Hushpuppies - by Leslie Anne Tarabella

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – Bill-E’s 19992 Hwy 181 in Fairhope. Launch Party!!! This is an outdoor fresh-air event. Restaurant owner William Stitt will be cooking HUSHPUPPIES for all of us. You can also order off the menu. It begins at 6pm and I’ll speak for a few minutes around 6:45 or so. Page and Palette will have plenty of books on hand to sign (just in time for Christmas – sorry, I had to throw that in!).

Sunday November 22, 2020 1:00pm-5:00pm — Fairhope’s Downtown Christmas Open House. Come shop the beautiful downtown area for holiday goodies, and I’ll be at Page and Palette Bookstore signing books there. Lots of music, Christmas cheer and store specials throughout downtown.

Friday, November 27th 3:00pm – 6:00pm – come and go, outdoor/indoor fresh air event at Old Smyrna Firehouse in Smyrna, GA. This is my brother’s house and I’ve written before how he uses it for special events (how convenient for a sister with a book!) Come see his fun artistic house and grab a book or two or three. This is the day after Thanksgiving, so some of you may be visiting the Atlanta area and I’d love to see you!

Robert will attempt to fry our Dad’s recipe for hushpuppies, so that should be great fun. I’ll give more details later, but if you put “Old Smyrna Firehouse” into your GPS, it will take you right there. There’s plenty of parking across the street or in the church parking lot around the corner.

Old Smyrna Firehouse - Book signing November 27, 2020 Leslie Anne Tarabella - Exploding Hushpuppies
Old Smyrna Firehouse – photo by Jen Spiegel

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – 5:00pm — “Author Chat” and signing at Page and Palette Bookstore. If you have specific questions or know a budding writer who would like to talk “shop” come on down to the bookstore, and we’ll have a good time. There may be hot chocolate involved! More details to follow.

I’m working on a few Birmingham and Huntsville dates, so I’ll keep you posted. If you know of a bookstore or event that is allowing visitors and groups, let me know (remember, I have antibodies!). Follow my writing Facebook page HERE for up-to-date info. And keep up with happenings by following me on Instagram.

Thank you!

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