Thank you to Mike Nichols and the Citywide Service Club for inviting me to speak at their noon luncheon.
I spoke about the University of Tennessee Press, publishing and the publication of my first book Natural Histories plus some of the curious tidbits of natural history it contains.
Topics included chickadees and language, Lewis and Clark's encounter with pawpaws, hedge apples at the Battle of Franklin and possum pelts in the Lost State of Franklin. What does any of these have to do with the other?
Well, it's in my book.
Natural Histories: Stories from the Tennessee Valley published by the University of Tennessee Press.