From Press Reports
Leakesville resident and sitting Mississippi Supreme Court Justice Randy Pierce will speak about and sign copies of his new novel, “Magnolia Mud,” (Dogwood Press, 2014) at the Webster County Public Library at 11:30 a.m. Monday.
Pierce, whose first novel, “Pain Unforgiven,” was released in 2011, was praised by Andy Taggart, the co-author (with Jere Nash) of “Mississippi Fried Politics.”
“(He) has drawn from a rich pantry of ingredients — Mississippi political lore, partisan animosities, childlike innocence, hard-boiled arrogance — to cook up a dish that leaves us wanting more,” Taggart said of “Magnolia Mud.” “And folks who just love a good read won’t be disappointed.”
“Randy Pierce spins a tale of Mississippi political intrigue that hits close to home,” said state Rep. David Baria (District 122, Hancock County). “‘Magnolia Mud’ is a redemptive morality tale with a surprising twist that reminds the reader of that which is truly important and sacred to all families.”
Pierce is a lifelong resident of Greene County. A graduate of the University of Southern Mississippi and the University of Mississippi School of Law, he previously served in the Mississippi Legislature.
“I’m excited about the new book and the chance to get back on the road and visit with folks who’ve looked forward to reading it,” Pierce said. “‘Magnolia Mud’ is about a fictional governor’s race in Mississippi, and the action takes place in areas all over the state as the candidates make campaign stops everywhere they can.”
“It’s great to work with Randy and an honor to publish him,” said Joe Lee, editor-in-chief of Dogwood Press and the author of the suspense thriller “Last Chance Texaco” (Dogwood Press, 2012). “‘Magnolia Mud” is a great read and reminds us that when you get past all the political consultants and lofty rhetoric, the men and women who run for elected office face the same challenges the rest of us do in our lives, and their families hurt just like ours in times of tragedy.”
The library is located at 445 W. Fox Ave. Admission to the Friends of Library event is free; lunch will be available for a small fee. First-edition, signed copies of “Magnolia Mud” will be available for $24.95 plus tax. To reserve a signed copy, call 258-7515.
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