Grisham’s new book makes me famous

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Grisham’s new book makes me famous

Fri, 10/25/2019 - 00:16
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In John Grisham’s new novel The Guardians, Vicki Gourley founded the Guardian Ministries with her own money. (Yes, it’s this Vicki Gourley.)
“She works fifteen hours a day, trying to free the innocent.”
No, I don’t know John Grisham. However, I do know Bob Nelon. He’s the reason I am in the book. Bob served on the Community Literacy Center board with me for years and succeeded me as president. He is a lawyer with Hall Estill. He worked with John Grisham when Grisham needed an Oklahoma lawyer after writing the book, The Innocent Man.
Bob served as the honorary chairman of Private Reserve this year. He called on his long-time friend John Grisham to come to the event or make a donation to the auction.
Grisham could not come, but he donated a set of his novels, autographed. And, most importantly, a character in The Guardians, which he was still writing. It sold for a sizeable donation, and Dick Sias gave it to me.
All Grisham had said was the character would not be the hero, but he/she would not be a scumbag either.
I eagerly awaited the October 15th release date and had pre-ordered 15 books. Grabbing up a book, I started reading, and there I was beginning on Page 14.
There are further descriptions of  “Vicki’ and her life, later on in the novel. Grisham was incredibly generous with his donation.
I love Grisham’s novels. The whole nation and world craves his books. There is nothing Mr. Grisham cannot accomplish.
It is an honor to be in his new book. If you want to bring your copy by the OKC FRIDAY office, I’ll be happy to autograph it.