My life these past two weeks has been a roller coaster ride--lots of highs with the release of ROAD TO TATER HILL, but also some emotional lows, including the disappointment of not finding the book on the shelves of my local Barnes & Noble or Borders. Then another "up" when I heard that a cousin found it on the shelf in Houston, Texas! I know there will be more ups and downs in the next few weeks as I head to North Carolina for a number of events. My comfort along the way has been my family (of course) and also my countless friends who have shown up at book signings and my launch party, have bought the book, and have helped to spread the word. Thank you so much!
A few weeks ago I posted the tale of the filming of the video book trailer for ROAD TO TATER HILL, written, directed, produced, and edited by my talented daughter-in-law, Mica Hemingway. I am happy to be able to post the finished version here on the One Potato...Ten blog. Thank you also to John and Alan Saunders for spending many hours filming in terrible weather, to John also for his work on the sound and color and voice overs, to Haley Eargle for being such a convincing Annie, to Eliza Muhler for providing Annie's voice, and to my dear friend Connie LaBrush for playing the part of Grandma. The instrumental dulcimer music is played by Larry Conger (with permission). If you love it as much as I do, you can find it on Larry Conger's CD "September on the MIssissippi" available through his website http://www.larryconger.com.
Before watching the video below, be sure to allow it to load completely by clicking on play, then click again to stop and go have a cup of coffee, tea, or glass of lemonade. By then, it should be fully loaded. Click play and watch. And please let me know what you think. Enjoy!