Sorry I’ve been absent from our blog the past few months.  

As a lame excuse, I’ll offer that I’m a big crossword puzzle junkie but I work them in an obsessive compulsive fashion – I never hop around the grid answering clues I immediately know.  I start at one corner and go from there.  If I get stuck (as I often do), I drop the confounding thing, return later and answers always come.

Writing often presents me with similar bamboozlement.   Sometimes, I just get stuck and I know it’s time to step away from the page (well, screen) and let thoughts simmer.

So I’m back, rested and refueled and I’ve prepared some fresh offerings.

First up, a recent audio interview with Bobby McAlpine.

Bobby McAlpine sat down (via phone and technology) with author James Swan, the host of “Million Dollar Decorating” for a chat concerning design, life and growing up in the rural South.

In other news, here’s a special opportunity to hear more from Bobby, but in person!  Join Bobby, Susan Ferrier, Ray Booth and myself this Saturday, March 18th at the Architectural Digest Design Show in New York City.  We’ll speaking about all things creative at 1:30 PM. The panel will be moderated by our book consultant, Jill Cohen, and we’ll be giving a special sneak preview to our new book (releasing in the Fall).  Come by and say hello.



Greg Tankersley



  1. So enjoyed hearing Bobby talk about home and its meaning. He is an inspiration. Wish New York were closer as I know the panel will be equally inspiring.

  2. Susan S says:

    Sometimes taking a thing or two off our plates is necessary to maintain our equilibrium—er, oh, okay—our sanity. No need for lame excuses. It’s always nice to hear what’s bubbling and brewing in the offices of McAlpine, so thanks for popping back on.
    For those readers unable to attend discussion panels, might I suggest a post capsulizing the key points. If you’re rolling your eyeballs right now, you can strike the previous sentence from this post. 😉

  3. Rhonda S. says:

    Have been wondering where you were. Your posts have definitely been missed.
    Great to see you back.& don’t stay away so long! Happy St. Patty’s Day☘️☘️☘️

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