Thursday, June 9, 2011

Guest Post: Myra McEntire (Author of Hourglass)


Please welcome Myra McEntire as she shares with readers about the local legends from the town Ivy Springs is based on.



Myra McEntire knows the words to every R and B hit of the last decade, but since she lives in the country music capital of America where her lyrical talents go sadly unappreciated, she chose to channel her mad word skills into creating sultry Southern timeslip novels. 

But if you catch her at a signing, she can probably be convinced to rap with you anyway.

HOURGLASS is her first novel. It will be released June 14, 2011!


Ivy Springs is based on Franklin, Tennessee. It is rich in Civil War history and Victorian architecture.


Franklin is very walkable, much like Ivy Springs.


Windows like these play very prominently into the first chapter of HOURGLASS...


Puckett's Grocery is a landmark business, and I chose to model Murphy's Law Coffee after it!


I can just see Lily and Em at one of these cafe tables!


Here's another great site about Franklin:



Thanks for stopping by Myra!

For more information about Myra McEntire and her books, please visit her website here.

21 comments :

  1. I love how quaint the city looks. Everything is still so rich in history!

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  2. Lovely place indeed! I see how it drew inspiration from you.

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  3. What a inspiring place! I love visiting those, in real life or through books! :)

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  4. Love this setting! Very beautiful!

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  5. Love the pictures showing the setting for your book. Can't wait to read Hourglass

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  6. I'd love to visit a town dripping in that much history. Looks gorgeous.

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  7. Looks like a lovely place to visit, I love places with history!

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  8. Sounds like a nice place, Have to agree with everyone I love places rich with history!

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  9. Great pictures, it looks so peaceful.

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  10. I really love the pictures. Franklin seems so.. historic and lovely.

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  11. Lovely pictures-thanks so much!

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  12. I've never been to Franklin, but the town looks so quaint, I want to go!

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  13. The pictures of your town is cute. It seems like a place where the people are really open and honest.

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  14. Lovely pictures!! Thanks Myra! :o)

    Mickey @ imabookshark

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  15. I love Victorian architecture. I wish I could travel and see different places. Thanks for sharing the great pics!

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  16. It's always nice to have pictures of places in books to match with those in your head. I'll keep this in mind when I read the book! :) Great pictures.

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  17. Looks like a great little town. Thanks for sharing it.

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  18. This is such a unique guest post! A photo-story! How come no else have ever thought about that! I loved the virtual tour of Franklin, it looks like a sweet and welcoming place :) Thanks Myra!

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