Thursday, March 18, 2010

LandMark Books in Franklin, TN

DSC_0075Shellie: Our second stop of the day was vastly different from our Loveless get-together but every bit as charming! We were greeted at Landmark books by owners, Joel and Carol Tomlin. (Joel and I immediately decided that our family trees may intersect somewhere back down the line as he has been told that their family name was once Tomlinson before someone began dropping the last letters. I’m figuring that person was what you’d call bone tired, amen?)
Rivuh and I were quite touched with our billboard. Made us feel all Hollywood.

Here is a shot of the Tomlins with a sweet reader we met from Shreveport, which, of course, isn’t that far from my stomping ground. I interviewed her with my flip camera and will try to send that up, too!
Now, I just don’t know what to say about this mother-daughter duo.  The Wells just may take up where The Judds left off!  Mom, Korie, is a talented poet and daughter, Kelsey, is a very accomplished musician. They blessed us with a performance of Korie’s poems set to Kelsey’s music, and because I just know I can’t do this justice with words, I’m keeping this post short on purpose so I can try to find and
 upload that video!

River: One of the great surprises on the road is discovering other writers. Now, I've known Kory Wells for sometime but - I DIDN'T KNOW HER! Please check out Kory and her daughter Kelsey with their artistic rendition of words and music performance. What an amazing work of living art these two are doing. Don't miss them anywhere! And order Kory's great book of poetry. I'm first in line for Kelsy's first CD.


 A very, special Thank YOU to Joel and Carol - And look for our Conversion on Books, The Digital Age, ADD, What Storytelling Really Is - and more on YOU tube and upcoming radio shows. ( for video links soon!)

On the road again,
River and Shellie


  1. It was so good to meet you in person, Shellie, and to see you again, River! Thanks for letting Kelsey and me hang out with you - Landmark is such a nice spot to sit and chat a while, isn't it? (Not to mention browse a lot of good Southern lit!)

    I swear, I've never seen two women with so many high-tech gadgets. I thought I was supposed to the nerd. Y'all keep track of it all - and especially those keys - and travel safe, now. I'm going to go unload our photos from the afternoon now...


  2. Seems like a great place to visit.. Kory I will definitely be looking you up.. So sweet that you and your daughter will always have these fond memories to share.. Kudos to you both!