So this year I met some new friends at Southern Geekfest including a group of guys going around making videos and interviewing everyone. They have a lot of videos posted which are pretty cool. Check them out on youtube.com/dicejunkies.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
“I’m proud of you mama,” says my daughter in a text message. She had just read the article Johnny Lowe did about me in the Hometown Clinton Magazine. Those words are the most precious to me and when I hear them from the lips of my children I know I have done something good in my life.
In this issue of Hometown Clinton, released today, Johnny Lowe wrote an article about me as a writer. I was very flattered when he asked if he could interview me for an article and we spoke for hours at the coffee shop. Johnny is a fascinating person to talk to and it sometimes felt like I was interviewing him.
When I received the text from my daughter I drove to the library and grabbed an issue. Imagine my surprise and delight to see that I have an honored spot in the same magazine issue with an article about the Clinton Arrows football team winning the State Championship and their stars Cameron Akers, Sidney Wells and Jordyn Leonard. We take our football very seriously here.Though I grew up in a big city, I found the value of a small town and the nurturing and support one can gain from their community. I have come to know and love Clinton Mississippi. I thank the city of Clinton and the Clintonians for all their support.
I hope you find the time to pick up a copy of Hometown Clinton and give it a read. It’s a great issue including an article about Dr. Muse the president of Hinds Community College and a piece on Mississippi College which is a large part of the Clinton community. The local businesses and sponsored groups advertise in this magazine and there are articles all about Clinton Mississippi and the people who live here.
If you have time, come visit Clinton and walk the brick streets under the shade of magnolia trees and smell the wisteria in the air. You too might just get a feel for writing.
Saturday, February 4, 2017
WE ARE BUT A BREATH
We are but a breath.
The morning sunrise and moonlit nights mark the calendars and passing of time,
And words of wisdom from long ago may fade as we grow more muddled of mind.
But not you.
You did not sit and idle your days on memories and dreams lost or never declared,
Putting ink to paper you embraced the words determined your thoughts would be shared.
We will not forget.
Your laughter, your tears, your friendship and anger, the you we come to know so well,
and because of your words and the stories you told, in our hearts you will always dwell.
We are but a breath,
but words last forever.
By: J L Mulvihill
In memory of her friends and authors,
Tom Garrett, William Hodge, Doris June Myers Hodge, and Meralyn Peterson.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Rails West the third book to the Steel Roots series
“The System Regulatory Unit has determined that the responsible parties of last week’s explosion in Downtown St. Louis are none other than the notorious Abigail Steel and her band of pirates. She is wanted for questioning regarding numerous acts of rule breaking against the System. She is considered armed and dangerous and should not be approached but informed upon at once.” Not only is her name misspelled, but the System has her description all wrong because AB’Gale Steel is not a criminal. She just wants to find her papa and now she feels she is so close, but will the System catch her before she finds him? And what about the marks on the map the old hobo gave her? What was Papa doing in all those places? Why is the System so concerned about Bishop Steel and his daughter? Are the people of America seething with frustration? And is there an insurgency boiling beneath the surface? All the answers lie within Rails West.