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Sami Jo Lien sent you a message: Author Steve Piac...

From: Dave
Sent on: Monday, August 20, 2012 4:10 PM
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Subject: Sami Jo Lien sent you a message: Author Steve Piacente

Sami Jo Lien sent you this message from Lowcountry Creative Writing Forum on Meetup:

"Hi Dave,

I wanted to touch base, as I work with author Steve Piacente (http://www.stevep...­), who is releasing his novel Bootlicker on September 1. A fictional story inspired by real people and events during Piacente's lengthy career as a Washington correspondent for Southern newspapers, Bootlicker opens on a poor, black teenager stumbling on a Klan lynching led by a white judge. Caught, he must choose: join the dead man or begin hustling black support the judge needs to advance. In trade, the teen is handed a life of comfort and power. But decades later, as the guilt-wracked Ike Washington is poised to become South Carolina's first black congressman since the Civil War - rookie reporter Dan Patragno uncovers the truth just before Election Day. 

Steve spent a lot of his time in the Charleston area for reporting, and even has the book set in your area.  Since it's election year,  I think he'd be a fantastic addition to any upcoming interviews/events where he could discuss his experience reporting on politics, as well as his upcoming novel.

I'd love to discuss and see if this may be a possibility. I thought it may be fun to do a book club reading of Bootlicker, then perhaps Steve could answer questions and/or discuss the book while he is in town. Steve is also very knowledgable on the topic of self-publishing and writing, and could even put together a program/talk for members. Maybe even how to take real-life experience and apply it to fiction/creative writing.

Thanks so much - Sami"

-- Sami Jo Lien

Member since May 30, 2012

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