Jamie Ford’s New Novel Is Fascinating From Generations to Generation

My first memory of author Jamie Ford was more than a decade ago at the Jefferson, Texas, convention center. Holding a full-sized umbrella instead of those puny folded figures, he smiles as usual, looking a little overwhelmed by a group of lively readers in headdresses.

Tonight, he released his debut novel, The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, which kicked off the road to an international bestseller. This umbrella was part of a last minute outfit for the Pulp Queen Girlfriends Weekend show, and he was introduced to me and others by Kathy L. Murphy, founder of the Pulp Queen Book Club, who was the first to support him One of the first novels.

I was standing in the back of the room when Keithville resident Suzanne Creech came up to me and raved about his book. She was so excited I immediately moved it to my reading list.

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