November She Reads Selection: Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris

Man in the Blue Moon by Michael MorrisThis month’s She Reads Book Club Selection is a book we’ve already featured on Southern Spines–Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris. I met Michael in September, shortly after Man in the Blue Moon‘s release. Since then, he’s crossed most of the Southeast on book tour and his novel continues to earn rave reviews.

To learn the story behind the story of Man in the Blue Moon, I hope you’ll read our post, Grandpa, Foxfire and the Piggly Wiggly: History Behind Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris.

As with every She Reads selection, you’ll find blog posts from the author throughout the month and great giveaway items. One of the prizes is a set of notecards featuring the landscape painting below. The artist is Michael’s wife, Melanie Morris. She uses a palette knife to create her acrylic landscapes, and this one was inspired by the Florida Panhandle setting of Man in the Blue Moon. The novel’s protagonist, Ella, is an artist; Michael freely admits this is not a coincidence, but he says that Melanie and others created a composite for Ella.

We hope you’ll enjoy learning more about Man in the Blue Moon over at She Reads this month.

Melanie Morris Landscape Man in the Blue Moon

Man in the Blue Moon landscape by artist Melanie Morris

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4 Responses to November She Reads Selection: Man in the Blue Moon by Michael Morris

  1. vinobaby November 5, 2012 at 7:29 pm #

    Oh, jealous you met the author. I was delighted to discover he’ll be at the UCF Book Fest in Spring 2013. Then I’ll get my chance.

    • Alison Law November 6, 2012 at 4:51 pm #

      Michael is one of the nicest guys you’ll meet. Definitely make sure you visit with him at UCF.

  2. bookmagnet November 6, 2012 at 5:49 pm #

    Alison, I love your “story behind the story”!

    • Alison Law November 9, 2012 at 8:02 am #

      Thanks, Jaime! I’m always interested in the research and real-life inspirations behind a book.

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