Memphis embraced celebrated Atlanta based author Lonz Cook for his book signing of “When Love Evolves” on Saturday October 13th at The Booksellers at Laurelwood. WUMR 92FM kicked off the welcome on Friday October 12th on their Focus on the Arts Show, airing every Friday morning at 11:45am CST. Malvin Massey Jr. aka Le Pilot, General Manager of WUMR interviewed Lonz Cook discussing the book signing and his earlier novels. Mr. Massey was intrigued by the transition from “Jarhead to Romance Writer,” as Marvin so eloquently stated. Marvin also discussed Lonz’s passion for jazz and his musical background as a trombonist. WUMR had two contest winners for autographed copy of “When Love Evolves;” and two winners for dinner with Lonz at the Blues City Café.
The Booksellers at Laurelwood was a gracious host during the “When Love Evolves” book signing Saturday October 13th. Readers enjoyed listening to excerpts and participating in a lively discussion. They were also entertained by Lonz’s wit and charm. “When Love Evolves” is true to life action fiction drama romance. Lonz weaves social behavior throughout his stories as they define women in their quest for love. There are 7 autographed copies remaining at The Booksellers at Laurelwood 387 Perkins Extended Memphis, TN 38117 for those unable to attend on Saturday
Lonz Cook, “the WUMR interview was the most relaxed one I have ever done, Mr. Massey made it enjoyable. My first Lorraine Hotel visit was truly touching, I met Dr. King when I was 8 yrs old because of the work my father, the late Rev. Dr. F. F. Cooke, had done for the Civil Rights Movement. The book signing was fun and we had an interactive crowd sharing opinions and laughs. The Booksellers at Laurelwood is a great venue.”
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