PARTY TIME IN GATLINBURG TENNESSEE!
Local author Rick Starkey will celebrate the release of his debut middle grade novel “Blues Bones” (Leap Books) on Saturday, May 28 from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. at Make it Magic, 1120 Glades Rd. in the Arts and Crafts Community, Gatlinburg, TN.
Starkey will be at the magic shop from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with the party kicking off at 4 p.m. There will be door prizes throughout the day along with magic tricks. The party starts at 4 p.m. with door prizes, snacks and a reading by Rick. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session about the book and anything writing.
In “Blues Bones”, set in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, thirteen-year-old Rodney Becker has found the perfect cure for stage fright. Armed with the stolen finger bones of a dead blues guitar player and a mishmash of spells from the Internet, Rodney and his best friend enter a graveyard at midnight to perform their ritual. What seems like a great idea at the time backfires into disaster! How much is Rodney willing to risk to achieve his dream of being a guitar legend?
Starkey is a graduate of Sevier County High School and the Institute of Children's Literature. His work has appeared in the popular children’s magazine, Highlights for Children.