Posts with the Category of: Books

Beware of Books!

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September 27 marks the beginning of the 33rd annual Banned Books Week, which was begun to draw attention to the increasing number of books being challenged due to content deemed inappropriate for one reason or another. The Tattered Cover has published the American Library Association’s list of the ten most-challenged books of 2014, including the […]

Monroeville, Alabama. Pop. 6,519

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Residents of Monroeville, Alabama recently gathered to celebrate the release of famous resident Harper Lee’s long lost novel, “Go Set A Watchman.” The book release festivities featured an Atticus Finch impersonator, food trucks to feed the crowds, and commemorative silver mugs that could be purchased (with the promise of a cocktail to fill it later […]

Where Are They Now?

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In my recent blog post, I shared many of my favorite things about the great state of Alabama, where I was born and raised. Many famous writers hail from Alabama, including Fannie Flagg, Truman Capote and his childhood friend Harper Lee. Lee’s forthcoming novel, Go Set A Watchman, long thought to be lost, is set […]

Announcement: Sweet Bye and Bye Wins Honorable Mention

SWEET BYE AND BYE by Anne Randolph (previously titled The Sweet Not Enough) won Honorable Mention in The Writers’ Workshop (Asheville, NC) Literary Fiction Contest. We found your story to be interesting and “page-turning”. We hope to see more of your work in the future!   – The Writers’ Workshop of Asheville, NC Thank you to […]

Mark Your Calendar and Join Us for a Reading / Book Signing

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Join members of the Kitchen Table Writing group for a Book Signing and Reading from the award winning memoir, Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table: A Collection of Women’s Memoirs at Tattered Cover on Colfax, Monday January 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm. “Raw and unfiltered, meaningful writing from the heart.” Hear readings from this book […]

Exciting News: “The Sweet Not Enough” is Eludia Award Semi-Finalist

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The Sweet Not Enough (now titled Sweet Bye and Bye) has been chosen as one of the semi-finalists for the Eludia Award. The Eludia Award is offered to a woman writer for her first book-length work of fiction—either a novel or a collection of stories. Read the announcement at the Hidden River Arts website: Eludia […]

Stories Gathered At The Kitchen Table Nominated for Award

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It seems we have entered awards season in the literary world. Stories Gathered at the Kitchen Table is a CIPA EVVY Awards Book Competition Finalist! I am so proud of the accomplishments of all of the writers involved with this project. They all speak from the heart, which is what makes their stories so powerful. […]

Help Me Build My Summer Reading List

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It’s beach-reading season – so what is in your book bag (or on your Kindle) this summer? Many people have been reading John Green’s “The Fault in Our Stars,” although not everyone will admit it. What are your thoughts on adults reading Young Adult fiction? Are you embarrassed to be seen reading it, or are […]

So You’re Ready to Sell Your Book… Now What?!

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It’s an exciting time when you are ready to share your book with the world – but it can be daunting to know how to begin. Following are a few tips to get started: 1. First, be cautious about giving the book away. It sound like a good thing, but people – especially friends and […]

How Well-Read Are You?

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At this link, you can find a list of 100 important books and an easy way to tabulate how many of them you have read. While not scientific, it is a fun way to see how you stack up against the rest of your book club. After perusing the list, what books do you think […]