OCTOBER 2018 FEATURED AUTHOR EVENTS

Friday Oct 19
WOWA BEATNIK CAFE

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 19; 7 PM

The Western Ohio Writers Association (WOWA) presents their semi-annual Beatnik Cafe, a public reading of selected members' original stories centering around the theme of All Hallow's Eve. Come join us and be entertained by (often costumed) performances by some of our talented amateur and professional writers.

Saturday Oct 20
STEVE & KATHY DOOCY INTRODUCE THEIR COOKBOOK

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20; 2 PM
(Autograph line numbers given out beginning at 1 pm.. Please show your books&co or
Eventbrite receipt for The Happy Cookbook to enter the autograph line.)

STEVE DOOCY AND HIS WIFE KATHY will introduce The Happy Cookbook: A Celebration of the Food That Makes America Smile. The Doocys share favorite recipes, stories, and photos from their family life. In addition to beloved family dishes, this full-color cookbook includes recipes from friends like musician Kid Rock, professional golfer Greg Norman, and many more. The book will not only appeal to Steve's legions of Fox & Friends fans, but to anyone looking for accessible, fun, and delicious food that will inspire great meals for every day and for special occasions.

Advance tickets may be purchased at: http://doocybam.eventbrite.com or at our store.

Friday Oct 26
WIL HAYGOOD INTRODUCES TIGERLAND

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FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26; 7 PM

WIL HAYGOOD will introduce his new book, TIGERLAND: 1968-1969: A CITY DIVIDED, A NATION TORN APART, AND A MAGICAL SEASON OF HEALING. It looks at the poor, black segregated East High School in Columbus, Ohio, who, against all odds, defeated bigger, richer, whiter teams in their state and won both the basketball and baseball state championships in the same year, making history. Even more remarkable, it happened as the nation was dealing with the sorrow and unrest caused by the assassination of Martin Luther King,Jr. and Robert Kennedy. It's a powerful, true story of perseverance, amazing talent, dedication, courage, goal-setting, determination, and, ultimately, triumph.

The athletic success is just one aspect of the book. Much of it deals with the racial unrest that gripped the country in the 1960s and 1970s and shows how everyone, including athletes from high schools through major league sports, was impacted by it.

Wil Haygood is the author of The Butler: A Witness to History, Showdown, Sweet Thunder, In Black and White, King of the Cats, Two on the River, and The Haygoods of Columbus. He has written for The Washington Post and The Boston Globe, where he was a Pulitzer Prize finalist. He is currently a Visiting Distinguished Professor in the department of media, journalism, and film at Miami University, Ohio.

Sunday Nov 11
FREE MINI-SEMINAR FOR WRITERS

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2-3:30 PM

ANTIOCH WRITERS WORKSHOP will present a mini-seminar given by FREDRICK MARION on "7 Secrets to Unlocking Your Writing Potential." He is a graduate of Wright State University where he majored in creative writing. He recently founded the art and literary events listing site, DaytonLit.com. He is currently working on a middle grade adventure book and is represented by The Bent Agency in New York. Learn more at FredrickMarion.com.

Saturday Nov 17
HELEN KLEIN ROSS DEBUTS THE LATECOMERS

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SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 17; 2 PM

HELEN KLEIN ROSS will introduce her novel, The Latecomers. The novel is based on historical research and begins in 1908 where we meet 16-year old Bridey who runs away from her small town in Ireland with her same-age sweetheart Thom to begin their future in America. But when Thom dies suddenly of ship fever on their ocean crossing, Bridey finds herself alone and pregnant in a strange new world. It is then that her strength of will, determination, and the kindness of others are needed to survive.

Told in interweaving timelines and rich with detailed history, romance and dark secrets, the story spans a century of American life and reminds us that we can never truly leave the past behind.

Ms. Ross will give a slide presentation highlighting the customs and artifacts that were part of everyday life at the turn of the previous century. She has also written another novel, What Was Mine. LITTLE, BROWN & COMPANY

Thursday Nov 29
JAN BRETT INTRODUCES NEW PICTURE BOOK

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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 29; 5 PM
(Line numbers beginning at 4 pm. Please show your books&co receipt for The Snowy Nap to get a line number.)

A favorite author and illustrator, JAN BRETT will introduce her beautiful new picture book, The Snowy Nap. We expect Hedgie to be with her! She will give a presentation and a drawing demonstration followed by the book signing portion of the day.

In The Snowy Nap,
we find that as winter approaches, our favorite hedgehog, Hedgie, tries to stay awake and not go into his burrow so he won’t miss out on all the fun his friends will be having in the winter-time snow. But when a snowstorm starts, Lisa luckily finds him and brings him inside so he gets to see the wonders of winter from inside the cozy house. PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

Jan will sign any new books purchased at the event. If time permits, she will personalize books, and sign a favorite book from home.