JUNE 2017 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Tuesday Jun 27
LISA BOUCHER INTRODUCES PERSONAL GROWTH BOOK

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TUESDAY, JUNE 27; 7 PM

LISA BOUCHER will discuss her book, Raising the Bottom: Making Mindful Choices in a Drinking Culture. Dr. Leslie Dye, President, Medical Toxicology Foundation, says “Raising the Bottom is an excellent resource for anyone who suspects they or a loved one has a problem with alcohol. It doesn’t just focus on the problem of alcoholism, it emphasizes the solution and demonstrates that alcoholics can live wonderful, productive lives through sobriety. This is a book of hope.”

Boucher aims to dispel the presumption that you have to lose it all before you can accurately take stock of your life and make healthy choices. She aims to help people recognize the warning signs of alcoholism. She is a recovering alcoholic who made the choice to quit drinking in her late twenties, before giving birth to her twin sons. Now a registered nurse for over 24 years. She has witnessed the negative effects of alcohol and hopes she can help others to recognize the signs and to change course. SHE WRITES PRESS

Raising the Bottom received a starred review in the May 1 edition of Library Journal .

Wednesday Jun 28
KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY INTRODUCES NEW BOOK

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WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28; 7 PM

Best-selling author >KIMBERLA LAWSON ROBY will visit with Sin of a Woman, the latest book in her highly acclaimed Reverend Curtis Black Series. We see that Raven Black is bouncing back after her very public divorce from Dillon Black and she has her own growing congregation to prove it. Her ex-husband has done all he could to discredit her, but she’s learned from her mistakes and from him. She has become her ex-husband in more ways than one, and , like him, she hasn’t been called by God to preach, she called herself. Worse, she begins running her ministry more like a cult, which ultimately gains a huge national following.

Her evil deception is slowly but surely leading those connected to her down a terrible road of destruction, but playing with God and the lives of innocent people has dire consequences, the kind that Raven won’t see coming. GRAND CENTRAL PUBLISHING

Kimberla has sold more than 2.7 million copies of her novels and has frequented numerous bestseller lists. Eric Jerome Dickey refers to her as “a storyteller at the top of her game.” Her books deal with very real issues, including corruption within the church, sexual abused, mental illness, and sexual harassment.


Saturday Jul 15
KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR HIGHLIGHTS PREMIER HEALTH'S CANCER SYMPOSIUM

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SATURDAY, JULY 15; 7:30 AM-2:15 PM
At The Dayton Convention Center; Main & Fifth Street, Dayton

KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, NBA’s all-time leading scorer and six-time basketball champion, will be the featured speaker at Premier Health’s Collaborating Against Cancer Symposium. The event is free and open to the public, but registration is required and closes July 6. Register at premierhealth.com/CancerEvent or by calling (866)608-3463.

Learn the latest advancements in cancer screening, treatment and research from local and national experts. Community and clinical sessions will run concurrently during the morning.

Check-in and continental breakfast: 7:30-8:30 am. Event, lunch and booksigning: 8:30 am to 2:15 pm.

Books & Co. will have Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s latest book, COACH WOODEN AND ME: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court, for sale at the event. Only books purchased at the event can be signed; no memorabilia please.


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Monday Jul 17
DAVID BELL INTRODUCES HIS NEW NOVEL

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MONDAY, JULY 17; 7 PM

Award winning author DAVID BELL will introduce his latest thriller, BRING HER HOME. Just a year and a half after the tragic death of his wife, Bill Price’s fifteen-year-old daughter, Summer, and her best friend, Haley, disappear. Days later, the girls are found in a city park. Haley is dead at the scene, while Summer is left beaten beyond recognition and clinging to life. Bill holds vigil over Summer’s bandaged body and he wants answers NOW.

But when troubling new questions about Summer’s life surface, he is not prepared for the aftershocks. He’ll soon discover that everyone, including the dead, has secrets, and that searching for the truth will tear open old wounds that pierce straight to the heart of his family.

David Bell has also written Since She Went Away, Somebody I Used to Know, The Forgotten Girl, Never Come Back, The Hiding Place, and Cemetery Girl. He is an associate professor of English at Western Kentucky University. He holds an MA in Creative Writing and a Ph.D. in American Literature and Creative Writing.