Saturday, November 5, 2011

THANKGIVING INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR, MIKE KEARBY

THANKSGIVING INTERVIEW FOR "LITERARY STUFFING" WITH AUTHOR MIKE KEARBY

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Thank you again for donating a book for the "Literary Stuffings" giveaway. Can you tell us more about the book you donated?

First, let me say thanks for including me in your "Literary Stuffing." I also enjoy joining with people and organizations that promote reading. My donated books make up a trilogy that are based on true events from Post Civil War Texas. The stories all asked the same question. What would happen to a former slave who believed that the Emancipation Proclamation actually gave them the same rights as whites during the time period?

This time of year is usually a warm and happy time with friends and family, how do you usually spend Thanksgiving every year?

Our families have a rotating "meeting house" where we all gather. The gathering actually includes our in-laws as well. From as long as I can remember, Thangsgiving was the holiday where everyone came "home" and enjoyed time spent with one another.

Can you remember one of your most happiest Thanksgivings?

Actually, one of my great childhood memories was receiving my first dog from my father one Thanksgiving. I was six years old. at the time. The dog, a puppy, was a Boxer, I called him Buckshot.

What's your favorite thing about Thanksgiving?

Sitting at the dining table where everyone shares and listens to all of the great stories from our "growing up" times.

Some families have traditions they do every year, does your family have a tradition that goes along with Thanksgiving?

Our only tradition is "everyone must gather together" at Thanksgiving.

Food is always one of the biggest things about this time of year, do you have a favorite desert or even a recipe you'd like to share with us?

Being from Texas, the only constant in our dinner is that cornbread dressing must be present. The tradition of eating cornbread dressing goes back several generations.

After eating all that food and settling in for the evening what do you do with the time that's left before bed?

We traditionally close out the day with a competitive round of board games.

Is there any other information you'd care to share with us about your books that are out now or any upcoming novels?

My latest, Dead Man's Saddle is due out December 1. It is currently available in Kindle and ePub formats at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Briefly, it is the story of injustices to Tejanos in Texas after the revolution.


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