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Meet the Author: Les Johnson

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Hooked on Space Satellites: Why We Now Depend upon Them

What would it be like if we were suddenly to lose most, if not all, of our space satellites?  Science fiction and popular science author Les Johnson believes that we’ve become dependent upon them.  Les predicts what might happen to our economy, defense, and daily lives if they were suddenly destroyed.  It would not be a good time… .

Les Johnson is a husband, father, physicist, and author of both science fiction and science fact.  In his “day job” he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.

His published science fiction books include Going Interstellar and Back to the Moon.  His published popular science books include Sky Alert: When Satellites Fail, Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth, Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, and Living Off the Land in Space.   Read more about Meet the Author: Les Johnson

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Meet the Author: Dr. Sonnie Hereford

Huntsville Civil Rights activist Dr. Sonnie Hereford discusses his memoir, Beside the Troubled Waters on Tuesday, June 4, at 11 a.m. at the Main Library. Read more about Meet the Author: Dr. Sonnie Hereford

Meet the Author: Dr. Sonnie Hereford

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
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Huntsville Civil Rights activist Dr. Sonnie Hereford discusses his memoir, Beside the Troubled Waters.  Based on interviews conducted by Jack Ellis, the account spans much of Dr. Hereford’s life, from childhood to medical school, to his participation in the Huntsville Civil Rights movement, and after the end of segregation.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Read more about Meet the Author: Dr. Sonnie Hereford

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New "Author Chat Book Club"

Read and discuss books with the author joining our discussion. Our first featured book/ author is "Days of Little Texas" by R.A. Nelson on Thursday, July 11, at 6 p.m. Read more about New "Author Chat Book Club"

New "Author Chat Book Club"

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Thursday, July 11, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Read and discuss books with the author joining our discussion!

Our first featured book/ author is "Days of Little Texas" by R.A. Nelson. A ghost story, a romance, and a reckoning unlike anything you’ve read before.

Acclaimed YA author R. A. Nelson joins our discussion of his novel, set in the environs of the evangelical revival circuit and centered around Ronald Earl, who at ten became the electrifying “boy wonder” preacher known as Little Texas.

Join us! If you’re coming, please RSVP so we'll have enough chairs.

Thursday • July 11, 2013 • 6-7pm
****Pizzelle’s Confections****
at Lowe Mill
2211 Seminole Drive, Railroad Room #4A
For more information, call Sophie Young at 256-532-2362. Read more about New "Author Chat Book Club"

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Cupid's Cafe presents Christy Reece

Author Christy Reece will talk about her new novel, Midnight Secrets, written under the pen name Ella Grace, and her other books at the next meeting of the Cupid's Cafe Book Club on Wednes Read more about Cupid's Cafe presents Christy Reece

Local author visits Madison Murder, Ink.

Madison novelist Michael Guillebeau, author of Josh Whoever, will discuss and sign copies of his work on Thursday, May 9, at 6:30 p.m. Read more about Local author visits Madison Murder, Ink.

Meet the Author: Skip Tucker

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Sunday, August 11, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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Friendly fire — or murder?

Longtime political aide Skip Tucker discusses his first novel, Pale Blue Light, a historical fiction that dares ask if the shooting of Confederate Lt. General Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was an accident, or if more sinister forces were involved.

“Pale Blue Light” was another, much lesser known nickname for Stonewall Jackson.  Skip discusses the setting of this Civil War spy thriller, as well as some of the personalities featured. Read more about Meet the Author: Skip Tucker

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Meet the Author: Stephanie Osborn

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Saturday, April 27, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm
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Dr. Stephanie Osborn, author of the Displaced Detective series discusses the myriad forms of research involved in writing a Holmesian novel, from cutting-edge science like M theory, to what effects narcotics such as cocaine have on the mind and body, to the typical furnishings of a Victorian home and what the well-dressed Victorian gentleman might wear. Read more about Meet the Author: Stephanie Osborn

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Meet the Author: Les Johnson. Hooked on Space Satellites: Why We Now Depend upon Them

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Sunday, June 16, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
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What would it be like if we were suddenly to lose most, if not all, of our space satellites?  Science fiction and popular science author Les Johnson believes that we’ve become dependent upon them.  Les predicts what might happen to our economy, defense, and daily lives if they were suddenly destroyed.  It would not be a good time… .

Les Johnson is a husband, father, physicist, and author of both science fiction and science fact.  In his “day job” he serves as the Deputy Manager for the Advanced Concepts Office at the George C. Marshall Space Flight Center.

His published science fiction books include Going Interstellar and Back to the Moon.  His published popular science books include Sky Alert: When Satellites Fail, Paradise Regained: The Regreening of Earth, Solar Sails: A Novel Approach to Interplanetary Travel, and Living Off the Land in Space. Read more about Meet the Author: Les Johnson. Hooked on Space Satellites: Why We Now Depend upon Them

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