Squire Babcock, associate professor of English and director of the MFA in Creative Writing program at Murray State University, read from his newly released novel (The King of Gaheena) during the Southern Festival of Books Sunday. The King of Gaheena is set in 1972 and deals with the responsibilities facing 20-year old Calvin Turtle after he inherits his wealthy father's businesses (a playing card company and hunting preserve). In addition to the businesses, Calvin must also deal with the accusation that he is responsible for the car accident that killed his parents.
Squire is currently working on a memoir and a book of essays about his relationship with his daughter.
I attended a few readings/discussions during the festival, and I always enjoy them. The authors are always willing to share little bits of information about the process and their works. If you get a chance, check out a literary festival.