The First Ten days…

I dedicated "Between Black and White" to my Mom and Dad.

I dedicated “Between Black and White” to my Mom and Dad.

“Between Black and White” released on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, and the last ten days have been a whirlwind!  On Thursday, March 17th, we had a fantastic St. Patrick’s Day book launch at U.G. White Mercantile in my hometown of Huntsville, Alabama with Books-A-Million selling the books and Old Town Beer Exchange providing the refreshments. It was an incredible night catching up with family, friends, colleagues and fans of the stories.  All total, BAM sold approximately 170 books.  Special thanks go out to Derrick Young and U.G. White for hosting a wonderful event, to BAM for making the sales and signing process smooth and efficient and to Bill Fowler and everyone at Old Town Beer Exchange for bringing such awesome beer and wine.  Also, a huge debt of gratitude to my wife, Dixie Bailey, sister in law, Christi Davis League, friends, Bill and Melanie Fowler and Adam Campbell for helping with setup.

At the launch with Dixie and the kids

At the launch with Dixie and the kids

With Homer and Linda Hickam

With Homer and Linda Hickam

On Monday, March 21st, our book tour went south for Spring Break with a signing on the porch at Sundog Books in Seaside.  It is hard to beat the scene and foot traffic in Seaside, and we sold 31 books all the while catching up with friends and family. Special thanks to my longtime friends, James Drake, Walker and Shelly Cagle, Terry and Brooke Edmondson, Mark and Julie Hunter, Casey Jernigan King, Graham Burgess and Amy Creech for coming to the event.  Also, a big shout out to my father in law, Dr. Jim Davis, his wife Janie, and my sister in law, Christi Davis League, for being a part of the signing.

At Sundog Books with longtime friends, James Drake, Terry Edmondson and Walker Cagle.

At Sundog Books with longtime friends, James Drake, Terry Edmondson and Walker Cagle.

The kids have been troopers!

The kids have been troopers!

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, March 24th, we headed to Rosemary Beach for a signing at The Hidden Lantern Bookstore.  Though the weather was rainy and breezy, we still had a wonderful day, selling 19 books despite the weather and meeting a lot of new fans of the series.  It was fun seeing our friends, Steve and Christy Clark McDonald from Arab, Alabama.  The Hidden Lantern is truly a hidden jewel of a store and owner Diane Carvalho and her entire staff were incredibly accommodating. Diane even found my five year old daughter’s missing doll!  Such a fun time!

With my friend, Christy Clark McDonald at The Hidden Lantern

With my friend, Christy Clark McDonald at The Hidden Lantern

The sign welcoming me to The Hidden Lantern

The sign welcoming me to The Hidden Lantern

So far, ten days in, “Between Black and White” is doing great and has risen to #2 on Amazon’s bestseller list for legal thrillers.   And in this case, being #2 is ok, because I kind of like the #1 book…Ha!  Stay tuned for more updates.

1-2 in legal thrillers

The top 2!