Michael K. Brantley

Writer of Creative Nonfiction & Fiction

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In two weeks!


This should be a lot of fun, and there will be great prizes. Come down, meet some authors, hang out with books and come see me.

New Event Scheduled for Wilson

I’m excited to announce my first event since my transplant surgery.

I will be participating in an Author’s Showcase sponsored by the Friends of the Wilson County Public Library on Saturday, August 6 from 1-4 at this great facility. There will many NC authors on hand, a children and adult section, door prizes and a chance to buy books, meet authors and have a good time surrounded by ink, glue and paper. The address for the Library is 429 Nash Street NW, Wilson, NC ¬†and is booked solid by authors (about 30).

I hope to see you there.

Special from Kobo gets you 50% off “Memory Cards”

Good news if you like to use your digital device to read … you can get “Memory Cards” from Kobo for 50% off from now until June 27. Just use the promo code 50JUN.

This code can be used multiple times to download many other titles as well. Kobo has an app that works on most devices (I have it on my iPad mini), so you don’t have to have a Kobo reader to enjoy.

More news to come …

Adding new books section

Some of you may have noticed that there is a new section with books for sale. These are from my collection, some are new, some slightly used – all priced well below a new copy at the online retailers. You can check out securely using Square by clicking the appropriate button on my page.

Rounding out the Triangle/Triad 2015 tour

We were at Flyleaf Books in Chapel Hill. This was the last Triangle event for the year


NC Wesleyan – A crowd of colleagues

It was an honor to present at my employer, NC Wesleyan College in Rocky Mount. This was my first Rocky Mount reading and it was for the faculty, students and community. Great crowd. The reading had a little twist: I worked in how writing the book dovetails with my teaching, and then we had a fun Q & A. Wonderful support from my colleagues.wesleyan

Great night at The Regulator in Durham

Great crowd at The Regular in Durham, NC. Signed past closing time! Really cool shop with some hard to find items. Just down the street are old tobacco warehouses and offices … just the kind of stuff I write about in a couple of chapters.

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Scuppernong Books in Greensboro

We had a great time and turnout in downtown Greensboro, NC, at the nationally known Scuppernong Books. You have to check this store out.

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Interesting piece on author Ron Rash


First signing was great fun


I had my first signing today at The Nashville Exchange, an institution in my hometown. I had no idea what to expect, but I arrived 30 minutes early and folks were already there! I signed a lot of books and got to catch up with old friends as well as make some new ones. It was great fun and busy for the entire 2-hour block.

Not only was it encouraging to get support, it was uplifting to see so many readers. NO ONE asked about an electronic version – proving that print is not dead! It is hard to beat the smell of a new book (or honestly, an old one). That tactile feel is part of the experience.

Many thanks to all who came out and to The Nashville Exchange and The Nashville Graphic for sponsoring the event and doing it right. If the rest of my appearances go as well, this whole author thing is going to be more fun than I thought.

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