Laura McNeill’s Center of Gravity

Tea Cakes and Whiskey welcomes Laura McNeil for a talk about her new novel, Center of Gravity. Laura will be having a book signing at Carpe Diem in Mobile on Tuesday, July 21, at 6:00 pm.  Website | Blog |  Twitter | Pre-Order On AmazonPinterest | Goodreads | Instagram | Facebook |   I am especially excited about today’s guest. Mobile writer, Laura McNeill, has agreed to sit down and discuss her new novel – Center of Gravity. I’ve known Laura for several years. We met through a mutual friend and bonded over her second novel, Dancing Naked in Dixie, a rollicking love…

A Little Summer Joy with The Excelsior Band

As the heat and humidity has been ridiculously off the charts this week, I’ve been looking for a little diversion. The public library is the perfect place to get in out of the heat and enjoy the entertainment offered during their Summer Reading Program. The famed Excelsior Band has been making the library rounds this week and the program was especially entertaining. The Excelsior Band was established in 1883. Many of the current members have been playing with the band for 40+ years. I knew it would be great. I’ve…

Jumping on the Wagon: Hayride2

What could be more thrilling than watching a movie premiere with the actors, director and producers sitting in the same theater? How about watching that movie at The Crescent Theater when one of the stars of the show is the city of Mobile itself? Last Tuesday, June 12, writer/director, Terron Parsons, premiered his movie, Hayride 2, to an enthusiastic audience of 180 and followed the premiere with an after-party at Sky View Lounge.   Though I’m not generally a horror/slasher film fanatic, I’ve seen a good bit of the genre…

Saint Patrick’s Day & Leprechauns

  For those of you who are not familiar with the Crichton Leprechaun of Mobile, AL, I thought I’d take a few minutes and give you a St. Patty’s Day laugh. When the story first hit in 2006, it became a web phenomenon even bringing Daniel Tosh to Mobile to investigate the sighting for Tosh.O. Though it’s been nine years since the sighting, no pot of gold has been found, and the leprechaun has not returned. At least not as far as I know. We here in Mobile have enjoyed…

Inside Llewyn Davis at The Crescent

If you haven’t had a chance to see Inside Llewyn Davis, you can catch it at The Crescent through February 13th, so you haven’t yet missed the best movie of the year. I’ve been waiting for months to see it and wasn’t disappointed. So for those of you who haven’t made up your minds if it’s worth the time and money, here’s my top ten reasons for going. 1- It’s playing at The Crescent. I can think of no better venue to set the mood for this Coen Brothers, soon to be…