Tuesday, April 18, 2017 | By: Lynny Prince

Derby Time and the eBooks are FREE, FREE, FREE!!

Hello reader relatives!

Derby is almost here, and in my town, that means a huge crowd of beautiful people will be coming to my town to see the greatest two minutes in sports! It is such a happy time around here - great food, great music, huge parties, celebrities, it's all here, like a mini Hollywood gala!

While all that is super exciting, I have never been to Churchill Downs during the Derby LOL.  In fact, I've only been to the track to film movies or go to the museum with my grandkids. I stopped going near the place after Central Avenue was cancelled.

What is Central Avenue, you ask? Only the greatest block party you never heard of!! (unless you're local)

You see, there used to be an unpublicized event on Derby Eve that never really had an official name. We would just ask each other "Are you going to Central Avenue?"

Back in the day, before Central Avenue was the huge 4 lane road it is now, long before that whole area was reconstructed, Central Avenue was just a small two-lane street lined with houses. (with the exception of the part of the block where the track sits.) Every Derby Eve, Central Avenue turned into a street party. The road was blocked, everyone dressed up, it was BYOB, and everyone had a great time. The cops never bothered anyone. They patrolled the street, walking in groups, chatting with folks. People pulled wagons filled with beer or kegs, openly smoked joints, laughed, sang on street corners, we had FUN even without doing any drinking or smoking. It was a reunion type of event....you could run into people you had not seen is years there. (Which could be good or bad depending on your circumstances LOL)

Soon, vendors began to set up every year, so you could go and buy the usual junk food and trinkets: hotdogs, funnel cakes, blow up horses, neon necklaces, derby balloons; it was a family friendly event until after dark, then the party-ers really came out in droves but even then, there weren't many incidents there. An occasional drunk would get out of hand and have to be taken to the tank, but otherwise, it was just a lot of fun. I remember towards the end of Central Avenue's reign, there was a stabbing late one night. The person lived but it really put a damper on the unofficial event. After that, it seemed things started to go downhill. Then the whole area was under construction and before we knew it, Central Avenue block party was a thing of the past.

Ah, memories! All this aside, I still get excited about Derby. It is still a great time in my town. There are still places to get great outdoor food, hear great music, and have a wonderful time. Out of towners always have great things to say about their experiences here. I'm playing a Derby party this year myself (with my band Dirty Dollz and the Tyrants) On top of that, I am super excited to be having a giveaway coming up Derby week; Beginning May 1, I am giving away TWO eBooks!

Giveaway! Giveaway! 

For 5 full days, you will be able to get Scattered Leaves: The Legend of Ghostkiller and Talking to Ghosts for FREE! 
Scattered Leaves is the first in the Ghostkiller Trilogy series. Books II and III are being written now for a future release.

Talking to Ghosts is filled with my experiences with the supernatural with PICTURES of ghosts I've personally captured on film. I cannot WAIT for you to see those photos and get your reaction!!

If you would like to be notified when they become free, just sign up on my mailing list or follow me on Facebook. I never spam and only send out around 6 newsletters a year. Sign up today and be ready for the great spring reading!

I hope you all have a great Derby week no matter how you celebrate it! For me, it's back to writing!

Til next time,
<3 LP <3

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