Join us on July 6 to celebrate WHAT WOULD ELVIS THINK?, a new short story anthology published by the Ink-Slingers, a writers’ group based in Clinton, Mississippi.
The book consists of 23 short stories and features a wraparound cover by Mississippi artist Gary Walters. Nearly all the contributors are either from Mississippi or have lived in the state. Authors include John M. Floyd, whose work has appeared in more than 250 different publications; Judy H. Tucker, who co-edited several books for University Press of Mississippi and authored books for Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, Pelican Publishing, and Quail Ridge Press; and Sherye Simmons Green, author of the inspirational novel Abandon Not My Soul.
From the foreword by John Floyd: “It’s a book about Mississippi towns and their residents, with stories as varied as the settings. The moods range from gritty to lighthearted, and the plots cover everything from reforming a rebellious high-school student to impersonating a girlfriend at a family reunion to dealing with ghosts that stow away in a traveler’s luggage. . . .Some of these Mississippians might remind you of folks you know—and others are people you might never want to meet face to face. What they have in common is that they’re all interesting—and unforgettable.”
We'll be joined by eight of the authors whose stories are featured in the collection, so come be a part of our celebration!
[A]ny discussion of southern writing will eventually lead to Mississippi—the state that has more published authors per capita than any other. . . . Why not, then, create an anthology of stories specifically about Mississippi? Such is the book you now hold in your hand—a collection of tales that are all set here in Elvis Country. . . .