I'm glad we finally have a calm day because I've been meaning to let you in on a little secret. Whiskey Joe has agreed to star in some Dime Store Novel trailers, which we'll be releasing over the next few months.
Whiskey Joe is a bard -- the keeper of stories, the singer of songs. Although these aren't trailers, Whiskey Joe did a couple of screen tests to show how he can sing, dance, and play his guitar and harmonica. He's agreed to let us show them here -- to give you a sneak peek of what he can do.
Whisky Joe is also a good friend of mine. When Hanover and I were kids, we used to hang out on the curb and listen to him play his guitar and sing. And we weren't the only ones either. Many a hot summer day, we'd have a spontaneous parade with Whiskey Joe leading a gaggle of us through the streets singing. Watching him play his harmonica and dance along the road takes me back to those days. He was so good, people would stop their cars and watch. Nine times out of ten, we'd end up at my house or Mama's shop, where Mama would be waiting with a pitcher of ice cold lemonade and some homemade dessert -- cookies, brownies, little fruit tarts. I never asked how she knew what time we'd be there, but the ice would always be fresh in the pitchers and the cookies warm, right out of the oven.
So needless to say, I'm thrilled that Whiskey Joe has agreed to come out of retirement and be the spokesperson for our Dime Store Novel series. I know he's happy where he's at, but I've missed him and I know Hanover has too.
Keep checking back. I'll be updating you soon about when you can expect to see more of Whiskey Joe dancing and singing and playing his songs.