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.

Sam, Andrew and Katy spotted at the movie

Posted on 12/30/2015

sam-katy-andrewSam, Andrew and Katy were spotted recently at the showing of Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens.

Sam was in Jackson for the Christmas holidays, home from Athens and Andrew was home from New York.

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.




Christmas at the PAC

Posted on 12/01/2014

Jackson Academy will host its annual Christmas at the PAC (Performing Arts Complex)

on Friday, December 5th from 9:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Katy will be there selling cookbooks

and offering samples of Rich Bourbon-Glazed Bread Pudding.

Katy meets Darden North at Celebration Village

Posted on 10/26/2014


Pictured here are Katy Houston and Darden North who were featured authors at the recently held Celebration Village, a Christmas shopping weekend, benefiting the Sanctuary Hospice House in Tupelo, MS.

Darden is a practicing physician in Jackson, MS.  He is an award winning author and has recently published his fourth murder mystery, which like his previous ones is set is MS.

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.

Where are Sam and Andrew now?

Posted on 05/23/2014

sam-lane-andrew-houstonSam and Andrew were in Jackson, MS recently for a social event. Sam is currently living and working in Jackson and Andrew attends Washington University,  pursuing his Master’s degree in Architecture and Urban Design.


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.