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Author Events
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)
Past Events
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.  

Austin Helms, July 14th, 2018
Author of Orientation to Graduation (O2G). Signed copies available in-store.  More information on Austin Helms can be found here.  
Dr. Natalie Spencer, July 20th, 2018
Author of Mindful Practices for Helping Troubled Teens; copies available in-store. 
Fred Epeley, August 17, 2018
Author of Growing Up In Ottie's World, Don't Let the Green Wave Drown You, and A Tarheel Marches; copies available in-store.
Seth Hawkins, Corey Winstead, John Chimiak, August 30, 2018
Author of Vertical Aid and Wilderness EMS; copies available in-store.
Buck Rish, September 8, 2018
Author of numerous books including Dawg Knows.  Signed copies are available in-store.
Ben Anderson, September 27, 2018
Author of Smokies Chronicles; signed copies available in-store.
Christina Xiong, September 29, 2018
Author of The Gathering Song, a collection of poetry.  Signed copies are available in-store.
Beth Revis, October 1, 2018
NY Times Bestselling author of numerous books, her latest novel is Give the Dark My Love. We have signed copies available in-store! You can learn more about Beth Revis here.  
Les Cochran, October 13, 2018
Learn more about the historical fiction series featuring Detroit crime mafia here.
Book 1: Sax Club
Book 2: Blind Pig
Book 3: Get Even
Information for Authors:
If you are an author interested in promoting your book through an event at our store, we welcome your interest.  We ask that self-published authors consign their books with us in exchange for scheduling an event at the store and for our energy behind promoting the event on our website, social media venues, monthly newsletters, and in-store.  We are not able to consign every book that is presented to us, but will review your request to consign books in the store.  Please mail a printed copy or email a digital copy of the book you'd like to have considered.  If your books are selected for consignment, we will also reach out to you about setting up an author event.  Please complete our Self-Published Author Consignment Request form to begin the process.
 
If you are a traditionally published author, please stop by, call the store, or email for additional information and next steps.  Be sure to include information about your publishing company so that we may contact them to secure books for an event.