Second Annual Book Festival

Posted on 08/05/2016

homepage_gallery_logo_grey__largeMississippi will host its second annual book festival on Saturday, August 20 on the lawn of the state Capitol in Jackson, MS.  The doors will open at 9:00 am and close at 6:30 pm. Last year over 3,700 people attended the event.

This year’s activities will include:

  • 200 + authors
  • 30 + panels
  • Live Interviews
  • Book signings
  • Kids Corner
  • Capitol Tours

Katy will be there to sign and sell books along with Sam and Leila Lane.

Mississippi Book Festival

Posted on 07/23/2015

The Mississippi Book Festival will be held on Saturday, August 22 at the Mississippi State Capitol in Jackson.

Events will be held both inside and outside on the grounds throughout the day. Authors from across  the state,

including John Grisham, Greg Iles, Bill Ferris and Ellen Gilchrist will be present.  Sweetness Follows will have a

booth and Leila Lane will be with Katy to sign and sell books.  Food vendors and musical guests will join in

the festivities.  This one day event is free and open to the public.

Debutante Mothers’ Club of Mississippi

Posted on 04/06/2015
Pictured at the luncheon were Jane Jones, Katy Houston and Holly Buchanan.
Pictured at the luncheon were Jane Jones, Katy Houston and Holly Buchanan.

On Tuesday, April 7th, Katy will be the featured speaker at the luncheon held by the Debutante Mothers’ Club of Mississippi.

The event will be held at the Country Club of Jackson. Katy will share the story behind the book and sign and personalize copies of the book.




Celebration Village in Tupelo, MS

Posted on 10/17/2014

Celebration Village a Holiday Market will be held Wednesday, October 22nd through Saturday, October 25th in Tupelo, MS. This is an annual fundraiser sponsored by the Celebration
Village Auxiliary on behalf of the Sanctuary Hospice House. Katy will be at the Preview Party on Wednesday night and the following day to sign and sell cookbooks.

Christmas at the PAC

Posted on 11/22/2013

Friday, December 6th, Jackson Academy will host its annual Christmas at the PAC.

(Performing Arts Complex)  This is a holiday shopping event and will run from

9 a.m. until 4 p.m.  Katy and Leila Lane will be there giving out various samples

from the cookbook.  They will be selling the cookbook, along with coffee cakes

made by Judy Douglas, Sam’s aunt who lives in Memphis.

Holiday Potpourri

Posted on 09/23/2013

First Presbyterian Day School, in Jackson, MS, will host its

39th year of Holiday Potpourri on Friday, October 18th.  This

is their main fundraiser and will be held at the home

of Linda and Wirt Yerger at 415 Greenwood Lane in Ridgeland,

MS. The event will be held from 9am until 2pm.  This year

the tasting tea will feature two recipes from the cookbook, the

Toffee Butter Cookies and the Rich Chocolate Bundt Cake

with Chocolate Icing. Katy and Leila Lane will be present with

other samples from the cookbook and books that will be

available to be purchased.

Delta Gamma Statewide Fall Luncheon

Posted on 09/23/2013

The Delta Gamma statewide fall luncheon was held Tuesday,

September 17th at the Fairview Inn in Jackson, MS.  Katy

Houston was the featured speaker.  The event was well

attended and books were sold and signed following the


Summertime Events

Posted on 08/02/2013

On Wednesday, August 7th, Katy will speak at the noon meeting of The Friends of the Library in West Point, MS.


Later that afternoon, she will go to Columbus, MS where she will be interviewed by a reporter at WCBI television station.  The segment will be about the cookbook and will air the following morning.


St. Catherine’s Village in Madison, MS will host a coffee on the morning of Thursday, August 15th at 9:30 a.m.   Katy will speak about the book and several desserts from the cookbook will be served.