Madison author, Minister C.L. Holley, describes the recovery process after the death of his son, Torrell. Torrell collapsed on the gym floor during basketball practice at Liberty Middle School and died a few minutes later from a heart attack. Mr. Holley shares the story of his family's struggle with depression with tips on how to cope after the loss of a loved one especially during the holiday season. Read more about Restoring the Hope
We are honored to present a special talk by local author and civil rights activist, Dr. Sonnie Hereford, whose newest book, Beside the Troubled Water, chronicles his experiences during the civil rights era in Huntsville. Read more about Dr. Hereford and the book in this excellent Huntsville Times article.
This event will take place in the Main branch, auditorium. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
We are delighted to present talented local author Jessica Penot at this special, seasonal author program on October 20. Ms. Penot will speak about her fascinating books, Haunted North Alabama, and Haunted Chattanooga. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event.
This event will take place at 6:30 pm in the Main branch's second floor events room. Please contact Luisa at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
About the author:
Jessica Penot is a writer and therapist who lives in Huntsville with her husband, 2 children, and 2 corgis. Her ghost stories have been featured in numerous literary magazines and she's written two collections of regional ghost stories, Haunted Chattanooga and Haunted North Alabama. Jessica loves a good ghost story and collects them on her blog and in her column at the Valley Planet. She's always looking for a new story to send shivers down her spine. You can follow Jessica at her blog: www.ghoststoriesandhauntedplaces.blogspot.com. Read more about A Haunted Evening with author Jessica Penot
Tina Savas is among the first wave of women entrepreneurs in Birmingham, Alabama. In 1983, she founded the Birmingham Business Journal newspaper, followed by Alabama Health News, Alabama Construction News,and Birmingham Weekly, and the area’s only weekly alternative newspaper. She is a continual winner of national editorial awards. Her newspaper legacies include, “The Fifty Richest” series, naming the area’s 50 richest people and their net worth; “The Birmingham 100”, listing the top private companies and their revenues; the “Top 40 Under 40” series, naming the up and coming stars all under the age of 40 (now copied in all U.S. major markets); the “Fast Track 25”, ranking the fastest growing companies in the area; and the “Best in Business” awards. She has served on local boards for community development, advised numerous foundations, colleges and hospitals, and won many awards during her career. Savas continues her entrepreneurial spirit through real estate investment and other business ventures.
About the book:
These 40 first-person narratives put the spotlight on women who reached the top despite adversity and great personal suffering. In their own words, these women share insights about how they were challenged, what inspired them, and what drove them to be successful. By sharing their uplifting stories, these women are acting as mentors for every reader who aspires to great accomplishments. Read more about Author Tina Savas speaks about her book, Women of True Grit
Alone and scared on the dark streets of Moscow, staid, bespectacled Paige Barnes has no choice but to comply with the handsome stranger's command....Little does Paige know she's been rescued by Alexei Voronov--a Russian prince and her boss's deadliest rival. Now he has Paige unexpectedly in his sights, Alexei is prepared to play emotional Russian roulette to keep her close and discover her true motives. But in his splendid gilded palace his game of chance spins out of control and passion takes over.
It's only when she's back home that Paige realizes she's pregnant with the prince's baby... Read more about Behind the Palace Walls: Books & Buns