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Author event and giveaway: Wiley Cash

January 2, 2015

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Wiley Cash was here a few months ago and I knew I had to go see him.  I’d met him a couple of times before and knew he’s a great speaker with a self-deprecating sense of humor so his events are always fun.   Wiley’s a great author, too, though, and that’s the real reason I went.

There was a full house at Fiction Addiction when Wiley came to promote the paperback release of his second book, This Dark Road to Mercy (my review).  It’s obvious he has a lot of fans around here and, if you’ve read his books, you know why.

Wiley likes to read and write stories where the tension comes from a bad decision one of the characters make and the plot comes from a character’s desire being thwarted.  He generally knows the plot before he starts a book but doesn’t always know the structure.  Wiley’s first two books were told from three points of view but he’s not using that plot device in the book he’s currently writing – a book about Ella May Wiggins and the Loray Mill Strike in Gastonia, North Carolina in 1929.  It’s obvious he’s done a lot of research on the subject and has become passionate about it.

Besides writing, Wiley stays busy teaching in a low residency MFA program.  He has a contract to write two more books for William Morrow.  He and his wife are new parents to a baby girl.

This Dark Road to MercyI got Wiley to autograph a copy of This Dark Road to Mercy for one lucky reader.  To enter to win an autographed copy of THIS DARK ROAD TO MERCY, simply fill out the entry form.  Contest is open worldwide – one entry per person, please.  I will use to determine the winner.  Contest ends at midnight EDT Sunday, January 11, 2015.    Comments are welcome (and appreciated) but will not get you an entry in the contest.

18 Comments leave one →
  1. January 2, 2015 6:54 am

    I loved that book and can’t wait to read A Land More Kind Than Home! Glad to know he’s working on another!

  2. Anita Yancey permalink
    January 2, 2015 8:12 am

    This book sounds good. Thanks for this chance to win it.

  3. January 2, 2015 9:07 am

    I enjoy his writing so much! This book was a great discussion read for my book club.

  4. January 2, 2015 9:17 am

    I loved this book too!

  5. January 2, 2015 11:41 am

    I really liked This Dark Road to Mercy and would like to go back and read A Land More Kind than Home. I’m also looking forward to The Girl on the Train – I saw you’re reading that right now…

  6. January 2, 2015 12:20 pm

    I love all the author events you go to! This Dark Road to Mercy sounds like a good read.

  7. January 2, 2015 12:29 pm

    I haven’t had a chance to read this one yet. Great giveaway Kathy!

  8. January 2, 2015 12:31 pm

    Kathy, thanks for hosting this terrific giveaway! I will add it to my blog’s sidebar.

  9. Literary Feline permalink
    January 2, 2015 2:25 pm

    How fun! It’s been so long since I’ve been to an author event. I practically dragged my entire family to the L.A. Times Festival of Books last year because I miss doing fun stuff like that so much. Luckily it was fun for my daughter too.

  10. Beth F permalink
    January 2, 2015 3:15 pm

    So happy to hear he is planning at least two more book! And lucky you to have been able to attend this event.

  11. Patty permalink
    January 2, 2015 3:19 pm

    He sounds as though he is a fascinatingly normal person!

  12. January 2, 2015 6:29 pm

    I look forward to his next book. Both of his previous books landed on my favorite of the year list.

  13. January 3, 2015 1:02 pm

    Thanks for recapping this fun author event! I still haven’t read any of Cash’s books. Thanks for the generous giveaway.

  14. January 3, 2015 9:53 pm

    Thanks for the chance to read your book,

  15. January 4, 2015 11:36 pm

    It’s so nice when good authors end up being good people!

  16. January 5, 2015 4:49 pm

    Wow this is a great giveaway Kathy. Thanks for the chance!

  17. bookingmama permalink
    January 6, 2015 11:25 am

    Love Wiley and his books. Can’t wait for #3.

  18. January 8, 2015 12:28 pm

    oh my gosh pick me pick me!!!! thank you for the wonderful giveaway Kathy!

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