Summer sunsets over the Mississippi River, white dogwood blooms in the spring, brilliant red oaks in autumn, an occasional blanket of snow. Four seasons in the Bluff City. One thing is certain – Memphis has character – and that’s what I try to capture in my novels.
From Beale Street to the Rendezvous, Front Street to the Arts District, a tour of Victorian Village, nights at the Peabody, Fourth of July in Tom Lee Park. Then outwards to Tunica, Oxford, and the farmlands of West Tennessee, and a few surprises thrown in.
I enjoy talking with Memphians about the setting of my books, as I did at my recent signing at Davis-Kidd Booksellers in Laurelwood Shopping Center. In my novels, I want to capture the good, the bad, even the occasional ugly. If RUPTURE and PUBLIC ANATOMY were movies, Eli Branch would no doubt be the star. But in many ways, Memphis is the main character.