Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Blues Bones Party!


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.


  1. My daughter finished Blues Bones today and she'll be reviewing it on my blog next week. :)

  2. I can't wait to read her review. Maybe she will let us share it here too.

    Thanks Kelly.