Thursday, January 19, 2012

Synopsis of 'The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe'

Welcome to El Dorado Springs, Missouri, population 3,021. It doesn't look like much from the outside, but it doesn't take long -anytime at all, really - to realize there's much more than meets the eye.

That's how Molly McCarty feels, anyway. After deciding she's had enough of the big-city life as a politicians wife in Washington, Molly moves back to her hometown and buys the abandoned Serenity Farm. Molly acclimates herself to life in a small town with the help of her best friend, Jennifer Papula, who is only too happy to share the town's most recent juicy gossip.

For one thing, there's Jerry Ray Turner, the towns best mechanic, who came out of the closet as a cross-dresser. And then there's crazy old Ollie Griffin, still living inside his '69 Thunderbird and occasionally showering in the park's fountain. But the biggest uproar is Roy Bob Benson, who is trying to buy the old Hacker's Jewelry building and turn it into a "girly" bar.

That's just the beginning of the news, and as Molly tries to help the newly formed revitalization committee think of a way to stop Roy Bob, a vandal threatens the town's sense of security. Who is doing this and why? Full of wit, intrigue, and a cast of memorable characters, The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe is sure to keep you coming back time and time again.

Release date: March 27th, however I have a little surprise! I will be making a trip to the town where the story takes place very soon.

On January 28th I will be in El Dorado Springs, Missouri emceeing The Miss Cedar County and Miss Southwest Missouri Pageants with Miss Missouri Sydney Friar. Either during intermission or after the pageant I will have at least 50 books to sell. You will be the FIRST to be able to purchase this book. (I won't even allow pre-sales until after this date.)

If you live in the area and aren't able to make the pageant no worries. It's only fitting that the release party for "The Hillbilly Debutante Cafe" takes place in El Dorado Springs and you'll have the opportunity to attend!

til next time,



Anonymous said...

I wish I could be there to get a book! Enjoy every moment!
Trisha Hamilton

Lucchese To Louis Vuitton said...

I for one, wait with great anticipation to be able to buy this book! Should your next book tour, put you on Texas soil in any way, shape. form or fashion, I will try to be there!!!!!

Have fun emceeing! I still manage a little pageant judging from time to time but leave the emceeing to the professionals like yourself! You are such a well rounded lady! I am so proud to call you my friend!

Becky said...

I wish I get there on the 28th, you will be only be 5 hours from me. But our family already has plans. I know the event will be fantastic and I can't wait to get my hands on the book.

High Heeled Life said...

Congratulations on the book release!!! Do you have any Canadian book signings? Can't wait for it to be available!!! xo HHL

C'est moi Claudette said...

Well congratulations Kathie. The book sound a like a good one. It must be if you wrote it ; )
Coming to Canada anytime soon? If so you would most probably go to Van. or T.O. I'm close to Ottawa and Montreal. Will it be available on Amazon??
Again have fun selling your books, I know my son and hubby had fun at their book signings.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Kathie -This is all so very exciting!! The story sould like SO fun to read!!
Wish I could be there as well to get my hands on a copy!
Have a pretty day!

Bring Pretty Back said...

Kathie -This is all so very exciting!! The story sould like SO fun to read!!
Wish I could be there as well to get my hands on a copy!
Have a pretty day!

Lilly Forever! said...

Your book sounds fascinating. I will look forward to reading it! How neat that you live outside DC. I lived in Loudoun County for many years. I miss it terribly. Check out my blog at
I look forward to reading future posts!

Renee said...

Would SO love to be there to see you and get a book, since I'm from there too! Mostly to see you, no offense. With God willing and the creek don't rise, I can make a trip to VA later in the year since I can't get to El Do. Can't wait to read the new book!! Love u!! : )

sherri said...

From one Eldo girl to another... can't wait to read this book!!! And, can't wait to see you!

LuLu Kellogg said...

I can't wait! I was just interviewed recently and was asked what my favorite book was and I promptly said "False Victim" by Kathie Truitt. :)

Can't wait to hear about the rest of your travels!


Nezzy said...

Oh darlin', recognizin' names and places here. I'm amazed that Hackers Jewelry is still there. How 'bout the old Cooper Drug Store where I'd get my weekly ice~cream soda fix???

This was great sweetie!!!

God bless ya and have an extraordinary kinda day! :o)

Anonymous said...

Well, I didn't have any trouble figuring out who two of your characters am so eager to read the book!