Karen Spears Zacharias (second from left) sent us a quick note after last weekend’s South Carolina Book Festival, where she got to hang out with publicist Buzzy Porter and authors Shellie Rushing Tomlinson, and Robert Dugoni. She also passed along a story Dugoni told her involving one of the festival’s main guests of honor, Scott Turow; Dugoni had met a veteran who had met Scott in a bar back in the mid-1970s. “According to this fellow,” Zacharias told us, “Scott said he was going to write a book one day. The man said, if you write that book I’ll buy it and have you sign it someday. He pulled the yellowed paperback from his backpack to show it to us. Bob encouraged him to tell Scott that story. The veteran said, ‘He won’t remember me. It was just one night in a bar.'”
We’re betting he just might have, though.