authors to meet, greet the public tonight
by dyana bagby, staff writer
gwinnett daily post (gwinnett county, ga)
you ever wanted to meet an author, ask him or her how they
come up with their plots, their characters, the first sentence,
your chance, as barnes & noble at the forum in norcross
brings four metro-atlanta authors to its store to meet and
talk with the public about their books and the craft of
very excited � meeting with the public is critical for a
writer,� said valerie clark, 38, whose first published book,
�tormented without a trace,� is now for sale (1stbooks library,
clark already has a sequel coming out to this book, the
story about domestic abuse and a woman�s journey to overcome
a brutal past, and will star as the leading role in a movie
based on the book.
emotions (in the book) are real, but the story is fictitious,�
mcraney, community relations manager at barnes & noble in
norcross, said this local author night evolved from the
author nights held all over metro-atlanta during last september�s
atlanta literary festival. plans right now are to have them
twice a year.
gives the authors the opportunity to publicize their book,
tell motivations and answer questions,� she explained. �it
gives a new writer the chance to become known.� other authors
to be featured at the event are:
nicholas doerr, a 16-year-old student who has just published
his first book, a science-fiction fantasy, titled �the alerion
destiny (part one)� (1stbooks library. $15.95).
who was born in pennsylvania, moved to alpharetta when he
was 5 years old. he began seriously writing at 13 and published
his first book last year at 16 and is currently working
science-fiction book introduces the reader to main characters
x alerion and kyle stromgarde as they fight evil forces
to stop the end of humankind.
dr. regine reynolds-cornell of decatur is a retired professor
of french at agnes scott college and an internationally
recognized writer and speaker in the field of renaissance
studies. reynolds-cornell writes about the life of marguerite
de navarre in her novel, �in the shadow of a queen� xlibris
frames the narrative with the fictional memoirs of catharine
du marais, lifelong friend of both marguerite and her brother,
francis, who ruled as king of france during the years 1515-1547.
orion jenkins, born in atlanta in 1936, published her first
book, �the search for level ground� (publishamerica inc.,
$19.95), in 1998 after working 30 years in accounting.
story takes place in 1952 in a little southern town not
far from atlanta. suzanna, a young girl, is the main character
with a little inner voice that no one wants to talk about.
the book explores the trials, hopes and dreams of a disturbed
young girl at a time and age when mental illness was a shameful
bagby can be reached via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.