We're excited to welcome authors to the store to share their books with you and to share their writing journey with you.
Arcy Patton, May 4th, 1:30-2:30pm
Local, Morganton author Arcy Patton is joining us to celebrate Children's Book Week. He will recite Effer Dandy Wanted Candy, as well as share with attendees his newest story creation, followed by a book signing. About Effer Dandy Wanted Candy: This simple story has rules, breaking rules, consequences, sorrow, reconciliation, and delayed gratification. In a loving relationship, courage to do the right thing...is key. The sing-song rhymes will etch a memory for your children that they can never un-hear. Join us for all three children's author events on May 3rd & 4th, get a stamp, and enter to win a fun prize!
Viviane Elbee, May 4th, 11:30am-12:30pm
Teach Your Giraffe to Ski is Viviane Elbee's debut picture book (illustrations by Danni Gowdy), and was published November 2018. A cautious little boy and a thrill-seeking giraffe hit the ski slopes in this hilarious learn-to-ski story. Kirkus Review calls it "a wintry friendship story that cleverly conceals a how-to for conquering one's fears and getting back up after snowy falls" and Booklist calls it "a sparkling double debut."
We are thrilled to welcome NC author Viviane Elbee to our Saturday Story Time to read her book and sign copies. Join us for all three children's author events on May 3rd & 4th, get a stamp, and enter to win a fun prize!
Joy Resor, May 3rd, 4-5:00pm
As part of our Children's Book Week, Joy will read from her children's book Designed to Shine. She will be signing copies of her books (including her inspirational adult book Go In Joy). Join us for all three children's author events on May 3rd & 4th, get a stamp, and enter to win a fun prize!
Danielle Gauwain, April 27th, 5:30-7pm
Gauwain's writing has been described as "entertaining, highly imaginative, and utterly arousing." Inspired my music, magic and matters of the heart, Gauwain is a multi-published author of erotic and paranormal romance. Sometimes, her writing is dark. Other times, whimsical. But, she will always deliver a book that you can't put down. Born and raised in Albany, New York, Gauwain now resides in the foothills of North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Join us she promotes Scholar of Seduction, the first book in her new romance series.
Sarah Shaber, April 27th, 12-1:30pm
Sarah Shaber is an award-winning mystery author from North Carolina. Her WWII historical mystery series begins with LOUISE'S WAR. It features young widow Louise Pearlie, a government girl who works for the Office of Strategic Services, the United States' first spy agency. Shaber is launching the 7th book in the Louise series with an event at Adventure Bound Books. Shaber is also the author of the Simon Said mystery series.
Lenoir Rhyne University Visiting Writers Series
It is a great honor to be a part of the 2018-2019 Visiting Writers Series! You'll find us on the Lenoir Rhyne University campus the evening of author events providing books for purchase. Be sure to check out full details at the LRU VWS website. The schedule of visiting writers is as follows:
Laila Lalami - September 27, 2018
Li-Young Lee - October 4, 2018
Ken Liu - October 25, 2018
Matthias Goritz & Aaron Coleman - November 8, 2018
Juan Felipe Herrera, US Poet Laureate (2015-2017) - November 15, 2018
Joshua Bennett - January 21, 2019
Armistead Maupin - February 7, 2019
Anne-Marie Fyfe & Cahal Dallat - February 28, 2019
Louise Penny - March 7, 2019
Kao Kalia Yang - March 21, 2019
Naomi Shihab Nye - Apil 3-6, 2019 (The Little Read)
John Adam Wasowicz, June 9th, 2018
Author of Daingerfield Island; more copies available in-store soon.
Mary Ann Domanska, June 19th, 2018
Author of Emic Rizzle, Tinkerer; copies available in-store. Learn more about Mary Ann here.
P. S. Broaddus, July 13th, 2018
Author of A Hero's Curse, and Nightrage Rising. Signed books available in-store. You can learn more about P. S. Broaddus here.