Award-winning historian Robert J. Norrell talks about his first fiction book, Eden Rise.
This critically acclaimed novel depicts a young man embroiled in a civil-rights conflict that divides his family, his town, and his own identity.
William Heath, author of The Children Bob Moses Led, and historian Dan T. Carter both call Eden Rise “gripping.” Allen Wier, author of Tehano, remarks on Norrell’s “keen sense of place and the nuances of character” and calls the tale “realistic and haunting.”
Jeff's 2009 biography, Up from History: the Life of Booker T. Washington, was received with national praise. His Reaping the Whirlwind: The Civil Rights Movement in Tuskegee won the Robert F. Kennedy Book Award in 1986. Read more about Meet the Author: Jeff Norrell
What is YA and who reads it? What are the "tricks" of writing for young adults? How can I improve my own writing? Traditional publishing or self-publishing?
Speaker: Beck McDowell, author of This is Not a Drill
Beck McDowell, Huntsville young adult author, is a former middle and high school AP English teacher. Her novel THIS IS NOT A DRILL was published by Penguin on 10/25/12, and she also wrote LAST BUS OUT. She and her students built notrequiredreading.com to help teens find good books and her blog can be found at www.beckmcdowell.com .
Ms McDowell was recently in the news with her generous donation in response to the Sandy Hook tragedy.
Get in the Valentine's spirit with this festival of love! This free event includes music, giveaways, and demonstrations by chocolatiers, florists, paper craft artists, and gift-basket designers. Romance writers will read essays, meet readers, and sell and sign books. No registration is required.
Speaker: Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen, author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching
Author and independent scholar Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen will share tips and experiences about writing for a variety of non-fiction projects, including freelance work, books for traditional publishers, and self-published books. She will talk about the ways in which each kind of non-fiction writing differs and what writers can expect from each process.
Dr. Jennifer C. Garlen received her PhD in English from Auburn University, where she specialized in eighteenth-century British literature. Now a writer and independent scholar in Huntsville, AL, Jennifer is the "National Classic Movies Examiner" for Examiner.com and the author of Beyond Casablanca: 100 Classic Movies Worth Watching. She is also the co-editor of the 2009 McFarland book, Kermit Culture, and of the forthcoming book, The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson.
Join us for a special videoconference with Colorado author Linda Lafferty.
Linda talks about her recent book, "The Bloodletter’s Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia)," a dark and richly detailed saga of passion and revenge inspired by a real-life murder that threatened to topple the powerful Hapsburg dynasty. Read more about Skype the Author: Linda Lafferty
Sister 2 Sister Brother 2 Brother Book Club with host an author event featuring bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby. This event will be at the Main Library on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 2:00pm in the auditorium.
Mrs. Roby will talk about her latest book she has coming out “Perfect Marriage” which goes on sale January 8, 2013. Copies of her books will be available for purchase and book signing. Book signing and lite reception will be held after book discussion.