Virtual event with Annette Valentine in conversation with Michael Bishop

Parnassus Books welcomes Annette Valentine author of Down to the Potter’s House in conversation with Michael Bishop.

This event with occur on the Parnassus Books facebook page.

Down to the Potter’s House is a 1921-1942 historic novel that takes the tenacious Gracie Maxwell from the quicksand of mediocrity to higher ground as she climbs and never stops.

Across the way, evil is beginning to bubble beneath the surface and only one soul will buoy and begin to float as the flood waters rise. Not everyone has escaped the lies that are holding them hostage. Fortified with bully-proofed valor to ride out the undercurrents, the Maxwell clan lays bare the daunting portrayal of what matters most in life ― family, faith, love ― and the main attractions are given their shot at setting the captives free.

Annette Valentine is an inspirational storyteller with a flair for the unexpected. By age eleven, she knew that writing was an integral part of her creative nature. Annette graduated with distinction from Purdue and founded an interior design firm which spanned a 34-year career in Lafayette, Indiana and Brentwood, Tennessee. Annette has used her 18-year affiliation with Toastmasters International to prepare her for her position with the Speakers’ Bureau for End Slavery Tennessee and is an advocate for victims and survivors of human trafficking and is the volunteer group leader for Brentwood, Tennessee. Annette writes through the varied lens of colorful personal experience and the absorbing reality of humanity’s search for meaning. Mother to one son and daughter, and a grandparent of six amazing kids, Annette now lives in Brentwood with her husband and their 5-year-old Boxer. To learn more about Annette’s life and work, visit

Michael Bishop was born in Gadsden, Alabama and had the good fortune to grow up on a small farm nearby.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee and a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville. He spent almost two decades researching a 1964 Nashville babysitter murder only to discover that an innocent man had been sent to prison by an elite group of Nashville citizens. This journey was recounted in the highly acclaimed book; A Murder in Music City: Corruption, Scandal, and the Framing of an Innocent Man, Prometheus Books, 2017.

Event date: 
Monday, November 2, 2020 - 6:00pm
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Down to the Potter's House (My Father) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781631950797
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Morgan James Fiction - November 3rd, 2020