Wednesday Oct 7
BRUCE COVILLE INTRODUCES HIS NEW KIDS BOOK
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 7; 7 PM
Children’s author BRUCE COVILLE will introduce Diary of a Mad Brownie, Book One in his new Enchanted Files Series. Angus is not the kind of brownie you eat. Far from it! He’s a tiny magical creature with a short temper and a love of order and cleanliness. Imagine his surprise when a curse sends him from Scotland to the home of Alex and her family in America. Alex is not a tidy girl, so that’s a challenge for fastidious Angus, but that’s the least of his challenges. Laughter and misunderstanding abound as he adjusts to his new surroundings! RANDOM HOUSE
Bruce Coville is the author of 101 books for children and young adults, including My Teacher Is an Alien, a run-away hit. His work has been translated in over a dozen languages and he has won children’s choice awards in over a dozen states.
Friday Oct 9
GREER MACALLISTER INTRODUCES THE MAGICIAN'S LIE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 9; 7 PM
GREER MACALLISTER will introduce the softcover edition of her popular debut novel, The Magician’s Lie. If you enjoyed Water for Elephants and The Night Circus, you’re going to enjoy this spellbinding novel. The Amazing Arden is the most famous female illusionist of her day, and renowned for her notorious trick of sawing a man in half on stage and having him emerge from the box unharmed. But at one performance, something goes terribly wrong and Arden has only one night to convince a small town policeman that she did not murder the man. Or did she? While you’re trying to figure that out, the author will make sure you appreciate the whimsy and wonder, techniques and trickery involved in entertaining with illusions. SOURCEBOOKS
Thursday Oct 15
MARLON JAMES EVENT.....POSTPONED TO TUESDAY, NOV. 3 AT 7 PM
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 15; 7 PM......POSTPONED to TUESDAY,NOVEMBER 3 at 7 PM
Acclaimed author MARLON JAMES will introduce the softcover edition of his stunning book, A Brief History of Seven Killings. It explores the attempted assassination of Bob Marley in the late 1970s. On December 3, 1976, two days before he was to play the free Smile Jamaica Concert, Bob Marley’s house was stormed by gunmen. The attack nearly killed the Reggae superstar, his wife, and his manager, and injured several others. Two days later, after the concert, Marley left Jamaica not to return for 2 years. The book goes much deeper than this one incident. It engages the reader in complex intertwined political and criminal conspiracies stretching from the Caribbean to Manhattan and implicating CIA and drug trafficking operations. RIVERHEAD
Marlon James has also written John Crow’s Devil and The Book of Night Women, which won the Dayton Literary Peace Prize in 2010.
Friday Oct 16
A HALLOWEEN BEATNIK CAFE
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 16; 7 PM
WESTERN OHIO WRITERS ASSOCIATION will present a Beatnik Café. Their members will read original pieces centered around the theme of Halloween.
Sunday Oct 18
AWW FREE MINI WRITING SEMINAR
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18; 2-3:30 PM
It's time to get ready for NaNoWriMo! That's the program that encourages people to write a complete novel in the month of November. CYNDI PAUWELS, assistant director of the Antioch Writers' Workshop, will share insider tips and tricks for getting prepared, staying motivated, and keep writing from November 1-30. Cyndi has been a frequent NaNoWriMo participant and published author of the mystery Forty and Out. She's also written Historic Warren County and teaches English at Clark State University.
Tuesday Oct 20
MAN TRAVELED A MILLION MILES TO SAVE DOGS
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20; 7 PM
PETER ZHEUTLIN will discuss his book, Rescue Road: One Man, Thirty Thousand Dogs, and a Million Miles on the Last Hope Highway. With him will be GREG MAHLE, the man who drove those million miles to save the lives of sick, abused and abandoned dogs. Twice a month, Greg leaves his home in Ohio in a specially outfitted 12-wheel rig bound for the Gulf Coast to rescue dogs and bring them to the Northeast to be adopted. He finds them everywhere; wandering city streets, in remote woodlands and even in dumpsters. On each journey north he has a full load: ninety dogs bound for “forever” homes. SOURCEBOOKS
Peter became interested in the venture when he adopted one of Greg’s dogs, so he hit the road with Greg to see for himself just how it was done. He weaves heartwarming stories of the rescued dogs and the “Angels” who help to feed, clean, and care for the dogs during their long ride to new homes.
Friday Oct 23
BLOGGER JENNY LAWSON TO VISIT
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23; 7 PM
Line numbers beginning at 6 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for Furiously
Happy to get a line number.) After the autograph line is finished, Jenny will be happy to greet anyone else who has come to meet her.
Blogger and bestselling author JENNY LAWSON will introduce her new book, Furiously Happy, in which she explores her lifelong battle with mental illness. Her publisher says that it is “a hysterical, ridiculous book about crippling depression and anxiety. That sounds like a terrible idea. But terrible ideas are what Jenny does best.” One thing is for sure, Jenny will get you laughing and recognizing that yes, we may have idiosyncrasies, but they make us who we are and it’s time to celebrate them.
Jenny was here for her previous book, Let’s Pretend This Never Happened, and we’re still laughing along with her. FLATIRON BOOKS
Tuesday Oct 27
CHERYL HOLLON INTRODUCES NEW MYSTERY
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27; 7 PM
CHERYL HOLLON will introduce her new paperback novel, PANE AND SUFFERING, a quirky new mystery series that takes place in a glassmaker’s shop. When Savannah Webb’s father, who owns a glass shop, dies unexpectedly of a heart attack and then his assistant also dies of an apparent heart attack, her suspicions are aroused. She finds a note her father had left for her in his shop warning that she is in danger, perhaps because she is heir apparent to the glass shop. Has her father’s apprentice been responsible for the odd deaths and is he planning more? KENSINGTON
Cheryl Hollon and her husband have a small studio behind their home in St. Petersburg, Florida, where they design, create, and produce fused glass, stained glass and painted glass artworks.