Monday, September 15, 2008

A Tale Out Of Luck

HE CALLED HIMSELF, among other aliases, Wes James. Hunkered down now beside a fire of compact yet functional design, he made it a point to actually think of his name as Wes. The crucial thing here was to keep branding the current alias into his mind, as surely as he aimed to use his running iron, now heating in the coals, to do some quick branding of its own

The South Padre International Music Fest will feature Willie Nelson as one of the numerous entertainers on the Island during the weekend of October 31.

And, thinking about Willie, he has written his first fictional work which will be published by Hachette Book Group, Inc.

You can read an excerpt here.


Rob Nixon said...

This is ironic since he has been a character in Kinky Friedman's Mystery Novels for years!

Willie is about as Texas as anyone will ever be. I would say that only Townes Van Zant could rival Willie as the premiere Texas Singer/Songwriter!

I can't wait to read this!

Joni said...

Talk me a song, Willie.

I sent the publisher information for his new novel to Margie Jacobs at the Reading Room with the suggestion that he may be willing to do a book-signing event during the MusicFest.

Who knows? He does love his Texas roots.