Facebook reminded me that I received my first copies of Gone Pro North Carolina three years ago today, March 22. And with UNC still alive in the NCAA tournament (whew, that Arkansas game was a squeaker), hopefully Tar Heels fans are still riding a high about their current team and would like to take a look at North Carolina stars of the past. The book features UNC athletes who went pro in any sport. Look for it at your indie bookseller or order it via Amazon.
I co-authored a pictorial history of our town, Weaverville, N.C., with my wife, Taryn. We’re happy to report that the book will be released Monday, Sept. 14. We’re having a release party on Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Twisted Laurel on Main Street in Weaverville from 6 – 8 p.m. Taryn and I will be there signing copies of the book, which will of course be for sale. We hope to see you there.
It’s great to see Gone Pro North Carolina mentioned in The Asheville Post. If you see a mention of my book in the news media, be sure to let us know!
And if you want me, Tim W. Jackson, to have a signing event at a bookstore near you, contact the store owners and let them know! Gone Pro North Carolina is a book of the Tar Heel proletariat! Rise up and express your needs! (Or, if you’re really rich, just buy copies of the book for everyone in your country club.)
Just look at this photo. This is a man of the people. Look at that crap on my desk. I mean, a typewriter? And that iMac is like 8 years old. It doesn’t even work anymore. And I had to make that snow globe with a photo of my daughter in it. Can you tell that’s a Tar Heels T-shirt I’m wearing? Anyway, come on folks, buy my book. I need some decent stuff!
You can get a sample of Gone Pro North Carolina at Google Play. In addition, you can also buy Gone Pro North Carolina as an ebook from that site. You should probably buy a for-realz version of the book to rest proudly on your bookcase or coffee table—maybe enclosed in glass or something. But then as Tom Chalmers of the Steve Sax Syndrome radio show on Asheville FM says, “It makes great bathroom reading!” So you may want a copy somewhere near your toilet. Works great in an outhouse, too!
But then what if you don’t want to lug around that book that weighs almost a whole pound? Get that ebook so you can have Gone Pro North Carolina on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device.
What we’re trying to say here is preview the book and then get multiple copies for every possible scenario—and it makes a great present for all your Tar Heel friends and family, too!
The book is finally here! For those who have pre-ordered from places such as Amazon, the book has been delivered. It’s starting to show up in bookstores across North Carolina. It’s time to celebrate.
Join us Thursday, April 10, at The Hop Ice Cream Cafe at 640 Merrimon Avenue in Asheville for the release party of Gone Pro North Carolina, published by Clerisy Press. I’ll have a handful of books for sale for $15. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will continue until around 9 p.m.
So if you’re a Tar Heels fan or a UNC alumnus in the Asheville area, stop by to say hello, enjoy some ice cream (I even hear there will be an ice cream cake!), and maybe even pick up a copy of Gone Pro North Carolina! See you there!
We haven’t gone international, but we have gone inter-state! I’m pleased to report I’ve been invited to appear as a featured author at the first Radford Reads Literary Festival in Southwest Virginia on July 12.
Sponsored by the Radford Public Library, the day’s events will take place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Glencoe Museum & Gallery at 600 Unruh Drive in Radford. The event will include readings, storytelling, live music, and of course, me. More details as they unfold…
Charlotte-folks, you have an additional chance to catch me and get a signed copy of Gone Pro North Carolina! From 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 4, I’ll be appearing at the Books-A-Million at 14151 Steele Creek Road. Hope to see you there!
Tune in to AshevilleFM.org Wednesday, March 19, to hear me on The Steve Sax Syndrome, a weekly online sports talk show that throws in a healthy mix of comedy and music as well. I’ll chat college hoops with Scott Bunn and Tom Chalmers and discuss Gone Pro North Carolina. It’s March Madness, baby!