Tuesday, September 30, 2008

The Dart League King


The Dart League King-Keith Lee Morris.

The book signing went off really well. It was a great turn out and there was a great question and answer session.
I really would encourage everyone to go out and read The Dart League King

This is Keith Morris' second novel and is another fantastic read.
Here is what Publisher Weekly said.

From Publishers Weekly
Starred Review. In this absorbing and intelligent novel, Morris (The Greyhound God) follows five characters through a handful of hours culminating in a dart contest on a Thursday night in Garnet Lake, Idaho: Russell Harmon, who lives for the dart league and his cocaine habit; teammate Tristan Mackey, who is haunted by having not prevented the drowning of a classmate; Kelly Ashton, who wants desperately for someone to rescue her and her young daughter from this small town; Russell's darts rival Brice Habersham, a DEA agent posing as the owner of a gas station; and drug dealer Vince Thompson, who, tonight, is carrying a 9mm Beretta to his meeting with Russell. As each chapter shifts from one voice to the next, Morris cranks up the tension so that by the time the dart match arrives, the book is impossible to put down. Morris explores how even the most banal choices we make—to get in the car or not?—can have a life-altering impact. (Oct.)
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Sunday, September 07, 2008

The last of the sunflowers.
We will be going to Portland on Thursday for a little shopping trip. Plans to go to Tin House Publishing, they are the publishing company for The Dart League King, Keith's book.
Then some shopping and a trip to University of Portland and then whatever else strikes our fancy.

just glad it is a short week.

Monday, September 01, 2008

first day of school tomorrow. End of summer. Fall begins. lunches have to be made. Clothes have to be organized. Closets Cleaned. Garden weeded and harvested. This summer was way too short. I think it was only about six weeks. Spring came so late and fall to early.

My friend Keith Morris is having another novel published at the end of this month. The Dart League King keeps you reading and wanting to learn more about these small town characters and what has brought them all to this point.

I will post his reading schedule this week and a link to his blog as well. Actually, there is no blog until I help him set it up-so hopefully by this week that will be done-

We are having a BIG party for him over at the winery on September 27 at 5pm...books to be signed and questions to ask and wine to be drunk.

More on Keith later but while you are waiting you can re read the Keith Morris interview here

revised to add reading Schedule for Keith Lee Morris and The Dart League King.

Dart League King Events
Sunday, October 19 , 2008, 7:00 pm
KGB reading
85 E. 4th St.
New York,NY 10003

Wednesday, October 22 , 2008, time tbd
Happy Endings Music and Reading Series
302 Broome St. @ Forsyth
New York,NY 10002

Monday, November 10, 2008, 7:30 pm
Powell's reading
1005 W. Burnside
Portland, OR 97209

Wednesday, November 12, 2008, 7:00 pm
Village Books reading
1200 Eleventh St.
Bellingham, WA 98225

Thursday, November 13, 2008, time tbd
Elliott Bay reading
101 S. Main St.
Seattle, WA 98104

Saturday, November 15, 2008, 1:00 pm
BookPeople reading
521 S. Main St.
Moscow, ID 83843

Sunday, November 16, 2008, 12:30 pm
Auntie's Books reading
402 W. Main
Spokane, WA 99201