Press Release - Detail
For immediate release Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017
CONTACT: Roy L. Williams                               
Director of Public Relations                        
Birmingham Public Library                                          
Phone: (205) 226-3746 cell (205) 568-0067                                          

2017 Local Authors Expo
When: Saturday, Aug. 19, 2017, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Central Library, 2100 Park Place, Birmingham, AL 35203
About the 2017 Local Authors Expo: Event featuring over 40 authors selling their books and sharing writing/publishing tips for the public. Keynote speakers are Chandra Sparks Splond (10:30 a.m.), author of 9 books, and Nia Mya Reese, 8, (1 p.m.) author of the best-selling children’s book “How to Deal With and Care For Your Annoying Little Brother”

2017 Local Authors expo to take place Saturday, Aug. 19 at the Central Library

BIRMINGHAM, Ala-Want to meet 40 authors from across Alabama, buy their books and learn more about the book publishing process? Then make plans to attend the Birmingham Public Library’s annual Local Authors Expo this Saturday, Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Central Library, 2100 Park Place in downtown Birmingham.

The free event will showcase authors, including many from the Birmingham area, selling and signing their books, and sharing with attendees their writing process. There will also be talks by two featured authors:  Chandra Sparks Splond (10:30 a.m.), who just published her ninth book, ,  and 8-year-old Nia Mya Reese (1 p.m.), author of the best-selling children’s book “How to Deal With and Care For Your Annoying Little Brother.”  

Drop by and visit your favorite author, learn more about local authors, and get tips for publishing your work. There will be books across many genres: motivational books, fiction including young adult fantasy, and  nonfiction such as inspirational memoirs and stories of overcoming tragedy. Read more about the author expo at this link:

The 40 Authors with books at the 2017 Local Authors Expo  are as follows:
Shirley A. Aaron
Ed Abernathy
Kathy-Ann Alexis
Scott Blasingame
Franky A. Brown
BJ Burgins
C.D. Collins
John. B. Davis
Gwendolyn DeLaine
Byron De'Vinner Story
Tymetric Dillon
Patricia Eleby
Alethea & Eddie Fells III
Kenneth Friday
Mark Hart
Carol McVay Hull
Richard S Jaffe
LaJuan Jones
Lucy B. Jones
Peter Kirchikov
Tondra L. Loder-Jackson
Betsy Lowery
Shirley Mitchell
Billy McDonald
Brittany Nicole
Jack Owens
Jamie Porter
Twylia Reid
B. Wayne Seals
Nancy Seay
Doug Segrest
Dr. Akeam A. Simmons
Betty Smith
Jerelyn Sneed
Lyn Stafford
Joe Stahlkuppe
Jade Stewart
SL Stoutermire
Carlos B. Taylor
C. Duane Wheeler
Sherman Williams

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