Our Virtual Book Fest Panel is Available for Viewing!
Our virtual panel for the Mississippi Book Festival is now available online: https://vimeo.com/642468921/a827452517. I am so grateful to Ellen Rodgers and the Book Festival organizers for this great honor and opportunity. It has been such a joy to read the latest books by my co-authors on the panel, Susan Cushman (John and Mary Margaret) and Johnnie Bernhard (Sisters of the Undertow), two very talented writers who I have had the pleasure to get to know. We were all extremely grateful that Marshall Ramsey was our host/moderator. He brought out the best in everyone.
Farewell to the Bill Luckett
We recently lost a great Mississippian, Bill Luckett. As an attorney, community leader, co-owner with close friend Morgan Freeman in the Ground Zero Blues Club and Madidi Restaurant, he contributed greatly to the wellbeing of his beloved Clarksdale and Mississippi as a whole. Personally, I am grateful for his help almost twenty years ago. He was very instrumental in getting Morgan Freeman to be willing to be my honorary Co Chairman of “This Magic Moment” event we had for Prentiss Barnes at the CCJ in April of 2002. I still remember him saying something like this: “Morgan gets about one request like this a day, but I think what you are doing has gotten his attention”. His signing on gave our event major credibility and helped us to raise a good bit of money with the inaugural event.

Here is his obituary that ran in the Clarion Ledger: https://www.clarionledger.com/obituaries/jcl132995
Remembering Rufus & The Red Tops
A big thank you to Stacey Mahoney of the Southern Cultural Heritage Foundation and Kelle Barfield of Lorelei Books for inviting me to speak and sign books at "Remembering Rufus and the Red" Tops in Vicksburg last Friday, part of their Classics in the Courtyard series. We had a wonderful turnout, sold almost two cases of books and enjoyed a concert of Red Top favorites by the Calvin Douglas Jr. Band. Thanks also to the Vicksburg Post and Vicksburg radio stationV105.5 for the great promotion.
About My Book

This Magic Moment is a great choice for someone who loves true stories about...

--Growing up in the South

--Life and times in the 50s and 60s

--Early rock and roll, Doo wop and R&B music and the ability of music to bring people together

--The power of friendship to bridge any divide

--The mysterious ways our Heavenly Father works in our lives to bless us and achieve His purpose

Hardcover and Audiobook Available
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For Those Who Prefer a Hardcover Copy
Includes 136 color photos of some of rock and roll's greatest icons
“I love that Bill is chronicling his friendships with Prentiss Barnes and Harvey Fuqua (both of The Moonglows) and Bill Pinkney
(The Drifters), sharing his magic moments with them and other contemporaries.”
Mary Wilson
Original member of The Supremes

“Wow! This book should be a movie! It’s a powerful story of love and brotherhood across the racial divide at a time when our nation needs healing as never before.”
Michael W. Smith
Christian Singer/Songwriter
"William Morris was the first former Ole Miss student to invite me to his house. He was forty years ahead of what is happening in today’s world. His book is one of the best I have read in quite a while. Everybody should read and understand it. I read every word. 'The Help' was a novel. This is a true story.”
James Meredith
Civil Rights Icon

Signed copies also available at The Commissary (Ridgeland) and
Persnickety (Madison)

Or Consider the Audio Book...
This story is everything I love – detailed memories of growing up in Mississippi, especially references to Murrah High School, Jackson, and the Delta; a tribute to 50s & 60s rock & roll music and the singers who gave it to us; an inspiring reminder of the power
of friendship; and proof of what can happen
with an unshakable faith in God’s providence.
Robert Johnson, music aficionado
Like one of my all-time favorite author/narrators Shelby Foote, Bill Morris has a voice that grabs your attention and holds your interest throughout this beautifully written and well-executed audiobook. His story is a timely reminder of the extraordinary things that can happen when our hearts are truly open.
 I listened with a smile on my face.
John Tate Taylor, Jackson, MS

Dr. Jim Ewing, former North Georgia State
English professor