Lunch With the Do Nothings at the Tammy Dinette, by Killian B. Brewer
Publisher: Interlude Press
Release Date: January 12, 2017
Welcome to the blog tour for Killian B. Brewer’s new release, Lunch With the Do Nothings at the Tammy Dinette! Gillian says this sweet, small town romance “exudes all sorts of honeyed-charm and feels like the kind of book you’d enjoy on a long, summer night with a tall glass of spiked iced-tea”… but check it out for yourself! Killian’s on the blog today, and we’re thrilled to bring you more about this great new book.
When Marcus Sumter, a short order cook with dreams of being a chef, inherits a house in small town Marathon, Georgia, he leaves his big city life behind. Marcus intends to sell the house to finance his dreams, but a group of lovable busybodies, the Do Nothings, a new job at the local diner, the Tammy Dinette, and a handsome mechanic named Hank cause Marcus to rethink his plans. Will he return to the life he knew, or will he finally put down roots?
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Today I’m very lucky to be interviewing Killian Brewer, author of Lunch with the Do-Nothings at the Tammy Dinette
Hi Killian, thank you for agreeing to this interview. Tell us a little about yourself, your background, and your current book.
Hey, y’all! I’m Killian Brewer, though most people just call me Brew. I’m a Southern boy, raised in the land of peaches and peanuts. I grew up in a tiny little town in a house where we would entertain each other by telling stories. My father can spin a yarn with the best of them and taught me early to enjoy the fellowship of storytelling. I went to college and earned my degree in English Literature, mostly because of my love of a good story. Of course, like most English majors, I don’t use that degree at all in my day job, but it does come in handy for my writing.
My current novel, Lunch with the Do-Nothings at the Tammy Dinette, was inspired by the people I grew up around in South Georgia. I wanted to explore what life could be like for a young gay man who is suddenly transplanted in a small town with little understanding of the way of life there. In particular, I wanted to follow his search for love and a sense of family in a world where he feels like a fish out of water. I also wanted to write about older southern women, because I think they are awesome.
List the first five things you would do if you suddenly had millions of dollars.
So it has finally happened! My lotto numbers paid off. Now that I have millions upon millions of dollars at my disposal, I know exactly what I am going to do next. Well, immediately after quitting the day job!
1. I will pay off the debts of my immediate family. I am a generally altruistic and giving person, so I want to take my sudden good fortune and make it the good fortune of my family as well. I would especially like my parents to be able to enjoy their lives without the concerns of money hanging over their heads.
2. I will establish the Killian Brewer LGBTQ Scholarship Fund. This scholarship will provide funds to an LGBTQ student who wants to pursue a career in the arts. I feel like the arts are getting cut so drastically across the United States and I think that is a shame. I know that the music, theater and writing classes that were available to me in school were key in helping me become the adult I am today. Also, they instilled in me lifelong passions that affect my daily life. I would like to make it easier for students to keep the arts alive. I also want to help LGBTQ youth, so I would like to honor kids who have lived true to themselves and might need help that parents are unable or unwilling to give.
3. Look out world! Here comes Killian! Yes, I would instantly start wandering at leisure all over the world. Travel is one of my absolute favorite things to do, but with a limited number of vacation days per year and limited funds, I can never do as much exploring as I would like. Once I have my millions, I will start a book called the “where to” book. This will be a collection of clippings, maps and travel guides of places all over the world. Each time I am ready to move on, I will open the book to a random page, see where I am headed, and hit the road!
4. As much as I love to travel, I also enjoy coming home. Therefore, with some of my funds, I would like to buy homes in several places. I would like a small place in New York City so that I could have somewhere to stay anytime I wanted to take in the vibrant art and theater scene there. I would keep a home here in my beloved Georgia so that I could stay close to my roots. I would also buy a place in the Pacific Northwest since that is my partner’s dream place to live. And Finally I would get a home on the southern coast of France so that I could enjoy the beach, be near my partner’s family and have a European home base for my travels.
5. Finally, I would buy tickets to any and everything I could on Broadway. I am a musical theater buff and would love to be able to see so many more shows than time and budget now allow. My partner is not as big of a fan, so I may have to use some of my funds to cart some of my theater loving buddies on trips with me. I am sure I can find a few volunteers.
I guess the responsible side of me knows I need to invest some of the money, make sure my taxes are paid and insurance is covered, but it is still fun to dream. Which reminds me, I better go buy my lottery ticket!
Killian B. Brewer lives in his life-long home of Georgia with his partner and their dog. He has written poetry and short fiction since he was knee-high to a grasshopper. Brewer earned a BA in English and does not use this degree in his job in the banking industry. He has a love of greasy diner food that borders on obsessive. Lunch with the Do Nothings at the Tammy Dinette is his second novel. His first novel, The Rules of Ever After, is available from Duet Books, an imprint of Interlude Press.
Connect with Killian at killianbbrewer.com, on Twitter @KillianBBrewer, on Facebook at Facebook.com/KillianBBewer, on Pinterest at Pinterest.com/KillianBBrewer, and on Goodreads at Goodreads.com/KillianBBrewer.
One Grand Prize winner will receive a $25 InterludePress Gift Card + Multi-format eBook! Plus five winners receive a Lunch With the Do-Nothings at the Tammy Dinette eBook