Mea culpa, mea culpa for my neglect of this site in recent weeks. I have no excuses. I appear to be caught in the Land of New Book Promotion with no GPS for successful navigation and I believe I need a new scout like Robert Horton was for the 1950s TV show Wagon Train. He always kept Ward Bond and the train on the right trail with no frivolous detours and, other than a few attacks by marauders here and there, the train inched its way slowly week by week toward the Promised Land. Yes, that’s exactly the kind of leadership I need. A new scout. Maybe I need two new scouts…or even three…or possibly this trip requires an entire Cyberspace Posse of Scouts!
Raise your right hand and repeat after me, “I do solemnly swear to put on my thinking cap for two minutes and send one good idea to promote I’ll Call It Like I See It to Ward Bond a/k/a the writer sheila morris so help me Robert Horton.”
Just to get you started, here are a few of the watering holes I’m currently searching for: book clubs, independent book stores, meetups, house parties, literary roundtables, book festivals, Oprah. I thought Oprah had real potential but then she got caught up in this whole Lance Armstrong thing. Seriously Oprah. What’s more important? Lance Armstrong and his lifetime of lies or I’ll Call it Like I See It with its treasures of truth? I think you know.
I promise to write more as soon as we make camp for the night…Wagons – Ho!!
About Sheila Morris
Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother.
In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality.
She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019.
She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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The Imagination Writer’s Conferenc at Cleveland State University in Ohio is a well-run event. Books are advertised and sold…workshops that pay…good hotel rooms…don’t know if they do anything but “by invitation” but you might check it out. Horrible city – great confence and people.
Seattle has several book fairs, one in conjunction with the “Bumbershoot Festival” towards the end of summer. One of the best art fairs in U.S.
Eugene, Oregon…try the university there…some events similar to the above listed.
You are very kind to mention these ideas. I will follow up on them! I appreciate your taking the time to visit my sites…to be continued…