Music in the meeting room. Charlie Chaplin roaming the halls. A keynote speech by Philip Mudd, author of Takedown: Inside the Hunt for Al Qaeda. And 40 authors on hand with good books and good conversation. This describes the 2013 edition of Bookstock at the Benjamin J. Hooks Public Library on Poplar in Memphis, TN.
The occasion gave me an opportunity to launch my second novel, A Door Unlocked. Two people in attendance approached me with an invitation to appear on a radio program and a TV show about books. Probably in early 2014. More on that later.