December ushered in a whirlwind of activity for Naked and Hungry. Last week, I read at the noon meeting of the High Point Rotary Club in High Point, N.C. and met many new friends, many of whom share a connection with my hometown of Asheboro.
On the same day I traveled to Charlotte to read at Park Road Books. There I had the pleasure of greeting many old friends and several relatives that I hadn’t seen in far too long. I was also privileged to be the guest of my friends Twing and Keith, who rolled out the red carpet with their kindness and hospitality.
This month’s activity culminates with an appearance at the Asheboro Public Library on Thursday, Dec. 8 at 6 p.m. as the guest of The Happy Bookers book club. Special thanks in advance to my friend Delores (mother of my dear high school friend Lorie) for inviting me.
In many ways the journey of Naked and Hungry began at this same place, for it was at this library that my love for stories was first nurtured. Here I spent countless hours curled up on a bean bag, indulging any whim or interest that came to mind. It’s also a fitting location since my hometown was one of the models for the setting of Naked and Hungry.
If you’re local and would like to join us, I hope you do. The best part of this journey has been reuniting with old friends and the opportunity to talk about a common love for books and storytelling. See you soon!