Local author Lise Funderburg on her new book

May 15, 2008 9:32:46 AM PDT
Philadelphia author Lise Funderburg stopped by the Channel 6 studios to chat with news anchor Tamala Edwards.

Funderburg's latest novel "Pig Candy" is the story of her relationship with her dying father.

Funderburg's memoir shares her father's rich and often difficult background and the conflicting choices he has made during his life.

"Pig Candy" takes readers on a journey back to her father's hometown of Jasper County, Georgia.

Funderburg's story is about a man enjoying his life and loved ones through his final days.

Lise Funderburg lives in Philadelphia and is a creative writing instructor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Check out where Lise Funderburg will be over the next few weeks:

Monday, May 12th Reading and Signing at Penn Bookstore?????? 4:30 PM?????????????? 3601 Walnut Street Philadelphia, PA?? 19104 ?

May 15th WHYY Radio Times (90.9 FM) 11:00 AM-12:00 PM???? Live interview with fabulous host Marty Moss-Coane?? ?????????

May 18th? Panel and book signing at?Philadelphia Book Festival 4:00 PM???????????????????????????????????????????????? "I Wonder as I Wander ? African Americans at Home and Abroad" Veronica Chambers will moderate a panel with Lise Funderburg, Lori Tharps, and Trey Ellis.?? Free Library of Philadelphia Skyline Salon 1901 Vine St. Philadelphia, PA????????? ????

Thursday, June 5th Reading and Signing at Robin's Bookstore 6:00 PM?????????????????? 108 S. 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 robinsbookstore.com? ??

June 12th Reading and Signing at Big Blue Marble Bookstore? 7:00?PM 551 W. Carpenter Lane Philadelphia, PA 19119 bigbluemarblebooks.com 215-844-1870

June 19 Painted Bride Art Center 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Reading and Signing

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Pig Party (woo hoo!) 230 Vine Street Philadelphia, PA 19106 Phone: 215.925.9914 ?

June 21 West Oak Lane Jazz and Art Festival 2:00 PM - 4:00 (location will be posted on www.pigcandyonline.com)