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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 Wednesday, May 22, at noon in the A&B meeting room at the Main Library.

So what's the difference between a Christy Reece novel and an Ella Grace story. Here's what Christy says on her website, christyreece.com: 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. at the meeting of Madison Murder, Ink at the Madison Public Library.

Michael's novel received a starred review in Library Journal, which named it the LJ Mystery Debut of the Month. Here's the review: 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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Video Chat with Author Carla Gunn

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Thursday, April 18, 2013 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Join us for a special video chat with Canadian author Carla Gunn.

Carla discusses her novel "Amphibian," which follows Phineas William Walsh, a fourth-grader with an encyclopaedic knowledge of the natural world.

In a voice that has been compared to Salinger’s Holden Caulfield, Phin reflects on the complex and troubled relationship between humans, animals and the environment all the while struggling to maintain his innocence.

Accolades for "Amphibian":
- Short-listed for the 2010 Commonwealth Writers’ Prize for best first book
- 2011 Evergreen Award finalist
- Named a top book of 2009 by "The National Post"
- A Top Five First Fiction by "Globe and Mail"‘s Jim Bartley
- Called one of the year’s most original literary creations by "Quill and Quire"
- Published in German (as "The Frog Whisperer")
- Forthcoming in French, Italian, and Spanish translations

 

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Spring Writers Event

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Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
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The Murphy Writers Group is hosting a Spring Writers Event at The Coffee Tree Books and Brew on Thurs, March 21 at 6:00pm.

The event will include guest speaker, Aprill Smith; a progressive story; and readings by writing group members.

The event is free and open to the public. Recommended for ages 14+. Light refreshments will be served.

The Coffee Tree Books and Brew is located at 7900 Bailey Cove Rd SE, Huntsville, AL. The Murphy Writers Group meets twice a month at the Eleanor Murphy Library and is coordinated by Kemi Elufiede.

 

 

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The Huntsville Literary Association features Rebecca Rozelle Burt, author of "I Had a Daughter"

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Sunday, May 12, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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Huntsville Literary Association features Dr. Tennant McWilliams, author of "The Chaplain's Conflict"

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Sunday, March 3, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:30pm
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