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It’s release day for Gone South

Today is the big day! Gone South is in bookstores all over the place. Big thanks to my patient and long-suffering family, my critique partners and friends, my editors and all the wonderful people at Multnomah, and most of all to my readers who light up my life with their willingness to enter the world of my imaginary friends. In this case, that means Tish, George, Calvary Williams, and a Melanie Hamilton who could have used some lessons in deportment from the Melanie of Gone with the Wind.

I’m going to put some gift packages together and give ‘em away. I’ll post photos and details later today. If you leave a comment here, and if you live in the U.S., you’ll be entered in the drawing. (EDITED TO ADD: The drawing is now closed! My winners are Theresa and Sheryl. I have emailed you for your mailing addresses. Thanks to everybody for participating!)

[Here's the promised photo. I wish more of the tea towel showed, because it's perfect for the theme of the novel. But if you look closely at the other items, you might notice a couple of things that seem strangely out of place in the midst of Southern-style snacks. Do you see them?

(No spoilers if you know the story, okay? Thanks!)

I'll give away two gift baskets here on the blog, drawing the winners from U.S. residents who've commented on the post. The winners will each receive a signed copy of Gone South too, and some other little items that haven't made their way into the baskets yet. I'll announce the winners on Monday, May 13.

I'll give away another gift basket at my signing at Books-a-Million at Discover Mills in Lawrenceville (GA) from 2:00 to 4:00 pm on Saturday, May 25.

I now return you to the original post....]

The reviews are starting to come in, and the book has already received a bunch of endorsements that make me very happy. This one, for instance:

β€œIn Gone South, Meg Moseley has created a cast of characters that captured my imagination and drew me into their world. As their stories unfolded, I found myself caring deeply for Tish and George and especially young Mel, whose foibles and shortcomings made her all the more endearing. I have a feeling the folks of Noble will stay with me a good long while!” β€”Ann Tatlock, award-winning author of Sweet Mercy




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