Now Pat’s going to amuse us with tales of her some past experiences, including what she sometimes cooks for breakfast.
It has something to do with growing up in
Fred Harris wrote the perfect description of old-time Okie cooking in his mystery, COYOTE REVENGE:
Harris grew up in Walters,
If you see such a notice in the newspaper or on a telephone pole, move heaven and earth to get there, and learn from a pro. Rules Number One and Two: Serve refreshments; drop a famous name if you know one.
Harris is a star of considerable magnitude in the worlds of politics and academia. He’s now Professor Emeritus of Political Science at the
I first met him when he signed copies of COYOTE REVENGE at the Full Circle Bookstore in
We were seated on the mezzanine, not far from a coffee cart. The host circulated with a carafe of wine. Harris told a couple of funny stories about writing the book and the tips he got from Tony Hillerman. He opened the book and read the first chapter aloud, then answered questions before taking his place at a signing table.
Fred Harris signs a copy of COYOTE REVENGE for Tom Lucas, Cleveland County District Court Judge, at the Red Dirt Book Festival 2007
Well … some things a girl doesn’t forget. I wonder if that red-headed kid is still around …
The pleasure is all mine, Pat. I loved your stories about some of the famous people you’ve known and I know my readers have been entertained, too.
Here’s a little more information about Pat and her books:
ABSINTHE OF MALICE can be ordered through any bookstore or online from Amazon.com and Barnes & Noble.
Barnes and Noble, print and Nook
Amazon, print and Kindle
The second book in the series, METAPHOR FOR MURDER, is a work in progress. ABSINTHE takes place on a Labor Day weekend. METAPHOR picks up the story the week before Christmas. Log line: Small town reporter Penny Mackenzie tracks an offbeat Christmas story and finds herself in the middle of a murder and the mysterious desecration of an old Chinese cemetery.
Thanks to everyone who stopped by today.