The other night I was the guest speaker to a group of men at the University Club here in Jax. A rather historic group. They call themselves the P.O.E.T.S. They’ve been meeting for more than forty years. Fathers have passed it down to sons, and now grandsons. They asked me to be their guest. Prior to the dinner, my dad and I were milling around, meeting some of the regulars. One man, a tall, handsome guy in his sixties, wings on his lapel, introduced himself and we struck up a conversation. Turns out he’s a retired Admiral. Flew everything, including F-18’s. As luck would have it, he did not know my name or that I was the guest. Didn’t know me from Adam. The conversation turned to books, his Kindle and a story he’d recently downloaded. What people are reading is a constant curiosity to me. I said, “Tell me about the story.”
My publisher has teamed up with Barnes and Noble to feature “Where the River Ends” in their general fiction discussion for the month of August. If books are your thing, and you’d like to ‘join the discussion’ I’ll be dropping in every day or so to try and answer questions or add my two cents. I’m not quite sure how it all works, but I imagine we can figure it out.
I’m starting to get requests for book club discussion questions for River. Try this. Disclaimer—These questions were written by people who are smarter than me. There’s a good chance that they understand my stuff much better than I do. If you can’t answer one or two of the questions, don’t worry. I probably can’t either. Enjoy. ;-)