Thursday, May 2, 2013
ME...and oh, "MY" at the Las Vegas Writers Conference
ME and "MY"! What a treat to meet My Haley at the Las Vegas Writers Conference April 18-20. She has a wonderful new historical novel out "The Treason of Mary Louvestre" about a black seamstress who ultimately stole the plans for the South's only armored ship in the Civil War. It may have helped the North win the Monitor vs. Merrimac battle!
Myra was married to Alex Haley, the famous author of ROOTS, until his death in 1992. She has her own eloquent "voice" and lots of ancestral stories of her own to share.
'The Convention's fantastic keynote speaker was probably the impetus that "organized" her famous husband to get his act together when publishers, editors, and 2 ex-wives were after him to finish the book! (Roots went on to be a TV series that I think is still unrivaled in ratings.)