presents "Books and More! - 12 Georgia Authors" on Friday, August 7 from
5 - 9 pm. Twelve Georgia authors will be signing their books
relating to Georgia women, crime, the Civil War, southern heritage,
history, poetry, movies, religion, and cooking. A selection of
GG's Creole Cuisine and liquid refreshments will be available.
Authors attending include:
first book, Shooting Rats at the Bibb County Dump
, was selected by Robert Penn Warren
as winner of the 1979 Walt Whitman Award
of the Academy of American Poets
. His poems have appeared in magazines such as The Southern Review
, The Atlantic
, The New Yorker
, The Paris Review
, and Poetry
, as well as in over four dozen anthologies and textbooks. He is the author of seven other books of poetry, In a U-Haul North of Damascus
, Under the Vulture-Tree
, Armored Hearts: Selected and New Poems
, Vagrant Grace
, Oglethorpe's Dream
, Waltzing Through the Endtime
, and We Almost Disappear
as well as two novels, Any Cold Jordan
and Easter Weekend
. Among his awards are the Levinson and the Frederick Bock prizes from Poetry Magazine
, an Ingram Merrill Foundation
Award, an Award in Literature from the American Academy and Institute
of Arts and Letters, and fellowships from the National Endowment for the
Arts and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation. He was
also Georgia's Poet Laureate
from 2000 to 2012.
is professor of English and coordinator of Religious Studies at Kennesaw State University
. She is editor of The Encyclopedia of Romanticism: Culture in Britain, 1780–1830s
and Jane Austen and Mary Shelley and Their Sisters: Romantic Women’s Fiction in Context
and has written articles on many Romantic writers. Born in Philadelphia
and educated in Pennsylvania, she teaches British Romanticism, the
Gothic, the Bible as Literature, Mystery and Detective Fiction, and
editing. Currently, she is studying Irish Romantic writers and their
Linda "GG" Gibson
has been on a lifelong mission to help bring people together around
good food, the kind she remembers from her childhood. As a child in her
grandmother’s kitchen, GG learned how to cook generations-old Creole
recipes. After losing her restaurant and home in Huricane Katrina,
she and her family moved to Georgia where she founded GG's Fine Foods
Today she operates a HAACP safety certified manufacturing facility in
Woodstock, Georgia, including a commercial kitchen. Under the label
“GG’s Real New Orleans Creole Cuisine,” selections include Original
Seafood Gumbo, Famous Crawfish Pie, Classic Creole Seasoning, Remoulade
Sauce and more—all infused with GG’s rockin’ flavors: Never Too Hot,
Perfectly Spiced™. She is the author of For the Love of Gumbo: Let's Cook!
. GG is also a regular caterer at Avery Gallery for the Art Walk and other events.
is a retired member of the United States Army counterterrorist unit,
the 1st Special Forces Operational Detachment-Delta (1SFOD-D), more
commonly known as Delta Force
. In recent years he has been writing on terrorism, guerrilla warfare, and special operations. Haney is the author of Inside Delta Force
, a memoir of his time in the elite unit, in which he also writes about his participation in the aborted 1980 Operation Eagle Claw
mission to Iran to free American hostages.
He was a co-executive producer of the CBS television series The Unit,
created by David Mamet and inspired by Haney's special operations
experiences. Previously, Haney was a technical consultant on Mamet's
2004 film Spartan, starring Val Kilmer. In addition he co-wrote and edited Beyond Shock and Awe: Warfare in the 21st Century, and wrote No Man's Land, and Low Country.
Dianna Edwards Haney, wife of Eric Haney, is the co-author of Picture Show: Classic Movie Posters from the TCM Archives and Catalog Design: The Art of Creating Desire.
She specializes in creative writing for and about graphic design and
advertising. She is a regular contributor to Oz Magazine, and the former
editor of Ego Magazine and The Show South Annual, both publications of
The Creative Club of Atlanta. Edwards teaches Creative Writing and
Ethics at The Portfolio Center in Atlanta, where she serves as
co-counsel of the writing curriculum.
Terry Kay, born in 1938, in Royston, Georgia, is a novelist. Perhaps his most well-known book is To Dance with the White Dog, which was made into a Hallmark Hall of Fame television movie starring Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy. Kay's novel The Valley of Light won the 2004 Townsend Prize for Fiction. He won the 1981 Georgia Author of the Year Award for After Eli, and the Southeastern Library Association named him Outstanding Author of the Year in 1991 for To Dance with the White Dog. He won a Southern Emmy Award in 1990 for his teleplay, Run Down the Rabbit
and received the 2006 Appalachian Heritage Writers Award. He has books
translated in Japanese, Chinese, French and Greek. His most recent
book, Song of the Vagabond Bird, was published in 2014. Other works include The Seventh Mirror, The Greats of Cuttercane, Bogmeadow's Wish, The Book of Marie, Taking Lottie Home, Special K: The Wisdom of Terry Kay, The Kidnapping of Aaron Greene, The Runaway, Shadow Song, To Whom the Angel Spoke: A Story of the Christmas, Dark Thirty and The Year the Lights Came On.
Paul Lapides is Co-founder and Director of the Corporate Governance Center
in the Coles College of Business at Kennesaw State University, where he
is a professor of management and entrepreneurship. His research and
teaching interests include corporate governance, entrepreneurial
finance, management, real estate, and venture creation. He has written
several books including The Perfect Bible.
Sara Hines Martin is a freelance writer living in suburban Atlanta. More than Petticoats: Remarkable Georgia Women
examines the determination of thirteen resourceful women, all of whom
rebelled against the strict social codes of the
turn-of-the-twentieth-century American South. She loves history
and has been writing articles and books for forty-five years and now
writes for several Georgia magazines and some national magazines for
seniors. In 2001 she published the FalconGuide Walking Atlanta.
Brad Quinlan is a local historian and Marietta's resident expert on the Marietta National Cemetery. He has appeared on "Who Do You Think You Are?",
where he researched the Civil War roots of Matthew Broderick.
Brad has also helped Vice President Cheney discover the Civil War life
of Samuel Cheney. Brad has written several books which include
transcribed letters from civil war soldiers. His most recent book The Longest and Hardest Campaign Known to Man, Georgia 1864 tells the story of the battles of Georgia as told by soldiers in letters from both sides. His works include On The Line of Bacon Creek, Rest Brave Comrades, Under the Shadow of a Grim and Silent Kennesaw: Letters from The Kennesaw Mountain Battle Line, and Good Night from Your Soldier Son: Letters from Tullahoma, Chickamauga and Chattanooga.
Mike Ragland was born and raised in the cotton mill village of Lindale,
GA. He is a much beloved speaker, author, historian and columnist
in Northwest Georgia. A retired Major from the Rome City Police
Department, Mike's unique perspective and down home southern humor is
irresistable and his talent for story telling is unparalleled. His
works include: Bertha, A Time To Gather Stones, and Legend of The Courage Wolf.
was born in California to a pioneer Hollywood film industry family and
grew up loving dramatic stories of all kinds, especially those with a
sense of history. Her books include a trilogy about Doc Holiday, Inheritance, Gone West, and The Last Decision.
She is a member of the Western Writers of America, with her writing on the history of the Old South and the Wild West featured in such publications as TrueWest Magazine, North Georgia Journal, and the Atlanta Journal Constitution. As Founding Director of the Holliday Dorsey-Fife House Museum
she has lectured extensively and been a guest on various television
programs. Drawing on her lifelong love of music and theater, she has
written songs for Nashville recording artists and authored the musical
"Goin' to Zion!" along with numerous smaller theatrical works.
Michael Shaffer is a Civil War historian, newspaper columnist, battlefield guide, instructor, lecturer, and author of Washington County, Virginia in the Civil War. A member of the Society of Civil War Historians, Historians of the Civil War Western Theater, Georgia Association of Historians, serves on the boards of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County, and the River Line Historic Area, a member of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta, and a Civil War consultant for the Friends of Camp McDonald.
Ken Boyd / Cherokee Publishing is a local publishing company with over 32 titles available.
Learn, Read, and Be Entertained!
Meet these incredible authors and get your book signed! 5 to 9 pm, Friday, August 7 at Avery Gallery
. A delicious taste of GG's Creole Cuisine
will be served and liquid refreshments will be available. Parking
is free in our parking lot next to our building and next door after 6
pm in front of Cobb Hardware. There is also more free parking at
the church across Olive Street.