OCTOBER 2017 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Thursday Oct 19
APPALACHIAN TRAIL HIKER TALKS ABOUT THE JOURNEY

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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM

Long time hiker JEFF ALT will discuss his book A Walk for Sunshine: A 2,160 Mile Expedition for Charity on the Appalachian Trail (20th Anniversary Edition). Follow him along the iconic trail and learn of his humorous and sometimes frightening adventures with bears, bugs, blisters, captivating characters, skink bed mates, and his most unusual food cravings. He plunged forward through freezing temperatures, driving rain, blinding snow, but often sunny skies, constantly buoyed by the knowledge that his walk was dedicated to his brother who has cerebral palsy and lives in a Sunshine Community. Through his hiking ventures, he has raised over $500,000 for people with disabilities. BEAUFORT BOOKS

Come meet this experienced hiker, especially if you have been hankering to walk the Appalachian Trail, or at least part of it. He can give you lots of tips.

Jeff Alt has been featured on radio, television, and in print, including USA Today, US News & World Report, Fitness RX for Men, Backpacker Magazine, Shape, Women’s Health, ESPN, CNN-Radio, Hallmark Channel, Discovery Channel.com, and many more.

Wednesday Nov 1
STUART WOODS TO VISIT WITH NEW THRILLER

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 7 PM

Thriller writer STUART WOODS will introduce Quick & Dirty. In it, Stone Barrington gets entangled in the intricate and rarefied art business. When a slam-bang of a crime brings beautiful new client into Stone’s office, little does he know his association with her will pull him into a far more serpentine mystery in the exclusive world of art. It will take a man of his careful discernment and well-honed instincts to get to the truth without ruffling the wrong feathers….because when it comes to priceless and irreplaceable works of art, the money and reputations at stake are worth killing for….. in some people’s minds

Stuart has written more than sixty novels and 50 hardcover bestsellers. Quick & Dirty is this 43rd Stone Barrington thriller. When he isn’t writing he is usually piloting his plane, his power boat, or his yacht.

Monday Nov 6
YA AUTHORS SARA SHEPARD & LIVIA BLACKBURNE TO VISIT

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MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6; 7 PM

We are pleased to host two New York Times bestselling YA authors: SARA SHEPARD and LIVIA BLACKBURNE in a program entitled: “Let’s Talk YA.” It will be an open discussion about YA books and publishing from their unique perspectives.

Sara will be introducing Follow Me, which trails the Amateurs girls as they stalk down a twisted path – one crafted by a brilliant killer. With a flawless mix of mystery, suspense, and romance, we follow Seneca, Maddox, Aerin, and Madison to the beach to solve a twisty kidnapping.

This book is part of the series, but it can be read as a standalone. Sara has also written the Pretty Little Liars’ books.

LIVIA BLACKBURNE
will introduce Rosemarked, the first in a duology. We follow a healer who cannot be healed and a soldier shattered by war on a high-stakes mission to spy on the Empire in a quest to uncover a deadly secret. The nuanced characters have a sizzling chemistry and find themselves faced with a heartrending ethical dilemma. Livia has also written Midnight Thief.

Sunday Nov 12
ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP PRESENTS MINI-SEMINAR

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SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12; 2-3:30 PM

ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP presents "Personal Essays with KATE GEISELMAN." Do you want to share experiences, opinions, personal stories through personal essays? Join Kate Geiselman, published essayist and Sinclair Community College creative writing professor, for tips on how to write compelling personal essays--and find the editors and readers who want to read them!

Monday Nov 13
MAGGIE STIEFVATER TO VISIT DAYTON METRO LIBRARY

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 13; 6 PM…. At the Dayton Metro Library; 215 E. Third Street, in downtown Dayton

MAGGIE STIEFVATER, bestselling author of teen fiction, will visit the downtown library to talk about her latest book, All the Crooked Saints. It is set in 1960s Colorado and explores the idea of inner darkness through three members of the Soria family who perform miracles for pilgrims to their small town of Bicho Raro.

Maggie Stiefvater has also written other teen novels including Shiver, Linger, Forever, Blue Lilly, Lilly Blue, Raven Boys and Dream Thieves, as well as books for younger readers including Pip Bartlett’S Guide to Magical Creatures and Pip Bartlett’s Guide to Unicorn Training.

Books&Co will have books for purchase at this speaking and autographing event.