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Meet the Author: Jonathon Scott Payne

Madison author Jonathon Scott Payne will talk about his book "Mighty Little Man" on Sunday, Nov. 23, at 2 p.m. at the Madison Public Library.

Kirkus Reviews calls "Mighty Little Man" "an upbeat celebration of one man's love for his four-legged feline friend." Books will be available for sale and signing. Read more about Meet the Author: Jonathon Scott Payne

Meet the Author: Sheryll Cashin

Huntsville native Sheryll Cashin wrote about the struggles of her family in The Agitator’s Daughter: A Memoir of Four Generations of One Extraordinary African-American Family. Now the Georgetown University law professor will return to her hometown to talk about her latest book, Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America, on Monday, November 10, at 6:30 p.m. at the Downtown Huntsville Library. Books will be available for sale and signing. Admission is free. Read more about Meet the Author: Sheryll Cashin

Meet the Author: Kee Sloan

Bishop Kee Sloan will talk about his new book, Jabbok, a work of fiction, on Thursday, October 30, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Bailey Cove Library, 1409 Weatherly Plaza S.E.

Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided, sponsored in part by the Bailey Cove Friends of the Library.

The Right Reverend John McKee Sloan served as rector of St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Huntsville from 1993-2007, and currently serves as bishop of the Diocese of Alabama. To learn more about Sloan and his work, check out this article from al.com: Read more about Meet the Author: Kee Sloan

Romantic encounters in Hazel Green

The Tillman Hill Library in Hazel Green will host a book launch party for three local romance writers on Tuesday, October 28, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Drop in during those hours and meet Betty Bolte, Lesia Flynn, and Bambi Lynn.

Betty is an award-winning author of paranormal romances. Her new novel is titled “Remnants,” the second book in the “Ghosts of Roseville” series. Betty will give away a free book to the first five people who arrive.

Lesia writes whimsical contemporary romances. Her new book is “Painting Skyline,” book two in the “Skyline Mountain” series. Read more about Romantic encounters in Hazel Green

Meet the Author: Greg Iles

New York Times #1 best-selling author Greg Iles will talk about his latest novel, Natchez Burning, on Tuesday, May 6, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library downtown.

Natchez Burning is the first installment in an epic trilogy that interweaves crimes, lies, and secrets past and present in a mesmerizing thriller featuring Southern lawyer and former prosecutor Penn Cage. It's set for release on April 29. Read more about Meet the Author: Greg Iles

Meet the Author: Tim Dorsey

Tim Dorsey is back with a new adventure for his serial killer hero, Serge Storms. The New York Times bestselling author will talk about his new novel, Tiger Shrimp Tango, on Saturday, March 1, at 2 p.m. at the Main Library downtown. Admission is free.

Determined to save a damsel in distress, the Sunshine State’s favorite serial killer and encyclopedia of Florida lore Serge Storms dances a tango of death and mayhem in this funny and dementedly entertaining crime caper. Read more about Meet the Author: Tim Dorsey

'Christmas Tree Angel' author visits libraries

Hear author and actress Lisa Soland talk about her book The Christmas Tree Angel at three HMCPL locations on November 22 and 23.

She will be at the Main Library downtown on Friday, November 22, at 2 p.m. Then, on Saturday, November 23, she will be at the Madison Library at 1 p.m. and at the Bailey Cove Library at 3 p.m. Read more about 'Christmas Tree Angel' author visits libraries

Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

Award-winning author Jamie Dodson joins our discussion of his novel Flying Boats & Spies at the next Author Chat Book Club meeting on Thursday, November 7, at 6 p.m. at Pizzelle's Confections at Lowe Mill.

It's a historical fiction set in the golden age of aviation, but it's also a terrific adventure story about a teenager who gets involved in the pre-WWII spy theatre.

Copies are available here at the Library, for $8 each including tax.
Ask for Sophie Young at the Reference Desk, 2nd Floor. Read more about Author Chat Book Club: Jamie Dodson

Meet the Author: John Pritchard

John Pritchard brings back bawdy philosopher Junior Ray, along with his sidekick Voyd Mudd, in this third hilarious installment of the critically acclaimed “Junior Ray” series. Hear him talk about his work on December 2 at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

In Sailing to Alluvium, Pritchard continues the madcap adventures of the duo, who have become “diktectives” to stop the murderous activities of a semi-secret, lethal organization of Southern women, the AUNTY BELLES, headed by Miss Attica Rummage.

Books will be available for purchase and signing. Read more about Meet the Author: John Pritchard

How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

Find the inspiration you need to write your novel when three published Alabama authors share their writing methods on Thursday, October 3, at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.

"How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101" is our kickoff program for National Novel Writing Month 2013 (NaNoWriMo), with activities starting November 1.

This year’s authors:
Ronald Andrés Moore – Nocturn
R.A. Nelson – Teach Me, Days of Little Texas, Breathe My Name, and Throat
Annie Laura Smith - Twilight of Honor, Sally Ride, and Neil Armstrong Read more about How I Write: NaNoWriMo 101

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