Broken Piano for President http://wfpl.org en 'Nicest Cease and Desist Letter' Boosts Novelist's Sales http://wfpl.org/post/nicest-cease-and-desist-letter-boosts-novelists-sales <p>The Brown-Forman Corporation, which owns Jack Daniel&#39;s whiskey, among many other liquor brands, is claiming local author Patrick Wensink has violated the company&#39;s trademark.</p><p>This could have been a classic David vs. Goliath story, in which corporate lawyers threaten to squash a struggling novelist. But in this case, it seems Goliath would rather take David out for a friendly drink.</p><p>Wensink got the letter from Brown-Forman&#39;s attorneys on July 12.</p> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 21:49:09 +0000 Erin Keane 1100 at http://wfpl.org 'Nicest Cease and Desist Letter' Boosts Novelist's Sales Novelist Creates Own Drinking Game at Readings http://wfpl.org/post/novelist-creates-own-drinking-game-readings <p>Louisville author Patrick Wensink has discovered one simple strategy to help people pay attention during book tour readings. He&rsquo;s made a drinking game out of his.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;ve always felt like the worst part of a book reading is the book reading,&rdquo; says Wensink. &ldquo;I&rsquo;m as guilty as anybody. I&rsquo;ve sort of zoned out in the past and haven&rsquo;t paid attention to every word.&rdquo;</p><p>Wensink hands out a list of six words before he reads an excerpt from his new novel. Every time he reads one of the key words, everyone (author included) takes a sip.</p> Wed, 30 May 2012 19:53:16 +0000 Erin Keane 474 at http://wfpl.org Novelist Creates Own Drinking Game at Readings