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Dean RayFt Lauderdale FL and Atlanta GA

Just finished South of Broad. One of the best books I have read in quite sometime. I would say I would wish they would make a movie out of it but movies never do justice to a well written book. Thanks so much for a great novel. I must read some of your other works now.


Mon, Apr 11, 2011 18:48 pm 1669 Email Remove
Scott FitzgeraldOhio

While reading My Losing Season I found we have much in common.
Dad was marine, b-ball player, & we moved 16 times. Played b-ball at Florida Southern, 68 , and we had many common opponents. Worked Claire Bee’s Camp All-America, lived in Corbin, Kentucky home of Frank Selvy, & mother was a reader.
Have memories of Panneton & Pomeroy at William & Mary, Keuer & Pruit at J-ville, and Hogan at FSU. Also played at New Orleans, & Stetson.
We played South Carolina & I recall Harlicka, Gregor, & Fox. Remember blocking Gregor out one game, getting forearmed, flying into the stands thinking I was paralyzed, & hearing fans scream “kill him Gary, kill him.” At that moment my goal went from winning to getting out of Columbia alive. Continue below


Sun, Apr 10, 2011 12:38 pm 1657 Email Remove
Scott FitzgeraldColumbus, Ohio

While reading My Losing Season I found we have much in common… Like you, I only had a few exceptional games. I remember having 20 against South Carolina and 19 against Florida State, but there were far more games with 10 or 12, and several with 5 or 6.
By the way, I actually saw your game against Florida State at Curtis Hixon Hall in Tampa. I had worked with Bill Bunting at Camp All-American the summer of 1966 and went to the game to see Bill and watch Florida State since we were playing them later in the year. I don’t remember much about your game, but I do remember Lewis and Miller being a class above us regular guys.
Finally, I was captain and my number was also 22… thanks for a great book.


Sat, Apr 9, 2011 05:35 am 1649 Email Remove
Sherry StokesSpartanburg

I loved reading Beach Music and South of Broad took my breath away. Thank you for providing worlds with amazing characters, stories, placed in our always colorful South.


Mon, Apr 4, 2011 11:23 am 1616 Email Remove
brittanygriffin, ga

i think your an amazing writer! i read one of your books two years ago with my english class, and then read South of Broad last summer. i will continue to read them all. thank you! you are my favorite :)


Mon, Apr 4, 2011 07:06 am 1613 Email Remove
Jamie WyattFayette County, GA

OOPS, sorry! After typing, retyping, and editing your form, for my previous post, several times, to remove "offending characters," I clicked enter without realizing there was a typo at the end. Thank YOU for your consideration!


Tue, Mar 22, 2011 21:53 pm 1541 Email Remove
Jamie WyattFayette County, GA

Will you be anywhere near Peachtree City, GA, 4-18-11? My Reading Life is the Sisterchicks Book Club selection. We meet at Starbucks, Hwy 54, Publix Shopping Ctr. 7:30 pm. I would love for you to come, call in, or Skype! If you will come, we can change locations, and either keep it small, or open up to more people, your preference. Your wife is welcome! I am finding myself wishing Gene Norris were still alive, and I knew him, so I could enlist his help to persuade you! I also do an online book club on my blog at www.dancingonthejourney.blogspot.com. The link for My Reading Life is in the February archive on the left. This form did not like the symbols in your link! I am hoping to hear from you. Thank yo for your consideration!


Tue, Mar 22, 2011 21:48 pm 1540 Email Remove
William den HertogVancouver BC

I just discovered you! I decided to reread War and Peace after my first time around 1950. Your introduction (pocket book) so pleased me that I asked Google who you were !!! Now you are the next writer after Tolstoy. At 83 I keep going back to the "great" novels. I so like your warm and enthusiastic personality. Thanks !!


Mon, Mar 21, 2011 17:44 pm 1533 Email Remove
James T. O'ConnorRockaway Beach,NY

Pat, Just wanted to thank you for so many years of enjoyment reading your books. 'Beach Music' continues to be my favorite and I recommend it every chance I get.


Fri, Mar 18, 2011 15:14 pm 1515 Email Remove
Karen WorrellCordova, Tennessee

I just read My Reading Life and was enthralled by the beauty of the language and the compelling nature of your stories as well as your transparency. Your title grabbed my attention, but the first chapter about your mother and her love of the library captured my heart. I, too, have loved books and libraries and the other worlds they have opened for me. I am thankful that I have been able to pass on that love to my girls, who are all readers.

I am sorry to say that I have not yet read your other books, but plan to do so now... along with all the other books that you have inspired me to read for the first time or to read again with new eyes.

Thank you for this wonderful gift of your life on paper. God bless you.


Sun, Mar 13, 2011 16:22 pm 1475 Email Remove
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