Signings & Events

The Book Worm has hosted several fantastic authors over the years. We continue to host authors from all over the country for signings, discussions and readings. We keep our customers updated on all events through our website, our monthly newsletter and our Facebook fanpage. Check in often; we have all kinds of goings on here! If you missed any signing opportunity, often our authors will leave copies in the store, already signed, so please continue to support them.

Our Farmers Market will be hosting new and established authors throughout the season. Please check back here for new listing dates to be announced! May 2nd will be opening day for the market! We can’t wait! Here are some previous pics from last year and we have most books available from many of our guest authors! Check back often as we add new authors to the schedule and quite often announce additions a little late as a surprise!

 

May 30th from 4-8 PM

Shanna Bosarge

Devian, the first in the Elemental Union Series.

Shanna Bosarge’s breakout novel introduces Sterling Rin’Ovana — a complex, beautiful, and dangerous woman who forges toward a powerful future despite her unknown past.Resentful of the silver eyes inherited from a mother she never knew, Sterling must learn to put aside the wayward glances and the whispered insults of those who see her as a monster. Silver eyes that also betray her as a Devian, and the hunted quarry of the Severon.Born in the midst of a battle between her Veillen father and graekull demons and the blood of her dying mother, Sterling is secreted away by Hemi — a trusted family servant. She grows in peace and safety until the Severon find her, years later. As they destroy the people and the places she grew to love, Sterling battles their constant push to capture her, as well as her own regret over the trail of destruction that follows her escape.No amount of Hemi’s training could prepare Sterling for the relentless pursuit of the Severon. As she flees, Hemi’s dying words ring in her ears — urging her to find shelter in the land of Kai’Vari, the place of her birth. While she hopes to find a place to finally call home, she returns to the millennia old battle between man and demon, as well as fear and mistrust from those who should instead protect her. She also finds — as her Devian powers emerge — that she may either be the key to ending the ancient battle, or the catalyst to the world’s destruction.

 

T. M. BROWN

Sanctuary: A Legacy of Memories

Newly retired publishing executive, Theo Phillips, and his wife, Liddy, decide to leave the shadows of Atlanta behind and return to their South Georgia roots in time-lost Shiloh. While making new friends, Theo’s interest in a memorial launches him smack dab in the middle of scandal and dark secrets. As Theo digs deeper into the mysterious fire that stole the town’s landmark courthouse and a town hero, he and Liddy’s retirement dreams take a turn that could unravel both them and the idyllic life they and many others look for in Shiloh.

Testament: An Unexpected Return

In this sequel to Sanctuary, A Legacy of Memories, Theo and Liddy are finally sinking deep roots into their new hometown of Shiloh. Friendships are blossoming as Liddy ponders an offer to become the new art teacher at Shiloh High while Theo sends off his manuscript for Jessie’s Story to be published. Life appears to be settling down, but ominous shadows from the town’s past herald more tragedy lies ahead in little old Shiloh.

 

 

June 6th from 4-8 PM

Join us to meet Benjamin Puckett, with his Guide to help students win in the classroom, leadership and everyday life!

Winners’ Options: Win or Learn

Some would say that winning is a word. Others would say that WINNING is merely numbers on a scoreboard. I have learned that being a winner is a mindset, a mentality–but more than that it is a way of life.

Winners Options: Win or Learn, is a book designed to help young leaders build a strong framework for understanding themselves, architect their own long-term success, and teach them how to WIN on a daily basis.This book gives principles on how to stay motivated, identify negative relationships and build positive ones, the art of effective communication, and the importance of being able to self-assess.

Also Joining us is Linton C. Hopkins

Linton will be signing East Lake, Where Bobby Learned To Play  which is a PERFECT gift for golfers and those that love Atlanta history. His first book sold out and is out of print so don’t miss this opportunity to get your first edition that just came out! This is the sequel to “Where Bobby Learned to Play,” which was published in 1996 and 1998. It is history up to the present that includes the dramatic comeback of Tiger Woods in the 2018 Tour Championship. Tiger joins golfers who grew up at East Lake, Arnold Palmer as he plays in the 1963 Ryder Cup and Jack Nicklaus on a visit a few months earlier.

One reviewer says: This is an excellent history of the East Lake Golf Club (f/k/a The Atlanta Athletic Club) where many great golfers learned the game. Much of the history is written by way of six biographical sketches of famous golfers, including Bobby Jones, Alexa Stirling, Charlie Yates, and Charlie Harrison. Each is a delightful, entertaining personal account of these golfers and the importance of East Lake to them and their golfing careers. The book also gives a fond remembrance of Bob Jones during his last years, filled with poignant recollections. East Lake is now the centerpiece of The East Lake Foundation, which has provided resources for the rehabilitation of the surrounding neighborhood and the construction of a nearby charter school, helping to turn around the lives of many disadvantaged local boys and girls. The book is beautifully produced with excellent illustrations, and is highly recommended for anyone interested in the history of golf or of Atlanta, or by anyone interested in how golf can be used to improve a local community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

June 13th from 4-8 PM

 

Linda Joyce, Melissa Klein and Rachel W. Jones

 

These great authors will be here with their newest book, Fireworks in Jubilee!

The second book in the Jubilee, Georgia series, Fireworks in Jubilee lets readers see how this small town celebrates America’s birthday,and how its citizens fall in love. Fireworks in JubileeAttraction. Sparks ignite. Fireworks! Three couples find love that sets their hearts’ ablaze. Light Up the Night by Linda JoyceCreating an original wedding gown pushes designer Victoria Abernathy to evaluate her life. Her best friend is engaged and soon a bride. A long-term relationship might not be so bad. Then an accidental kiss makes Victoria a believer in chemistry, love, and maybe a happily ever after. Only problem—the guy is her best friend’s younger brother. Layton Cooper has been crushing on Victoria since he was a young teen. Back then, he was like a kid brother. Now they’re adults. He doesn’t care what Jubilee gossipmongers whisper—but his sister’s objections are worse than he imagined. As Victoria and Layton celebrate Chelsea and Zach’s upcoming wedding, will they be forever denied a future of love and happiness because of Chelsea’s disapproval? It Started with a Spark by Rachel W. JonesAtlanta physical therapist Sarah Ross returns to Jubilee to settle her mother’s estate—with no intentions of remaining. Despite a twelve-year estrangement, Preston Powell comes home to help with his father’s surgical recovery—and he’s counting the days until he can leave. Preston and Sarah’s first encounter produces a head-butting headache. Then Jubilee weaves its magic. But Sarah’s past creates a snag…Can Preston convince Sarah to stay and give the fireworks between them a chance?Home To Jubilee by Melissa KleinWyoming adventure guide, Zoey Pruett is summoned home by her father and reluctantly complies. Though Jubilee is in her blood, the grandness of the West calls louder, except she can’t ignore her father’s unusual request. Former soldier Ethan Hammer is rootless and heads to a civilian life in Florida, but makes a short detour in Jubilee after hearing so much about it from his platoon sergeant—no place could be that wonderful. Only it is. And she is—Zoey Pruett. Interesting that his sergeant never mentioned her…An impulse, an invitation, and a rescue bring Zoey and Ethan together. A whirlwind of events and an unspoken truth produce fireworks between them. Will a secret tear them apart?

 

 

 

 

June 20th from 4-8 PM

DEBORAH MANTELLA

My Sweet Vidalia

On July 4, 1955, in rural Georgia, an act of violence threatens the life of Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson’s pre-born daughter. Despite the direst of circumstances, the spirit of the lost child refuses to leave her ill-equipped young mother’s side.

For as long as she is needed―through troubled pregnancies, through poverty, through spousal abuse and agonizing betrayals―Cieli Mae, the determined spirit child, narrates their journey. Serving as a safe place and sounding board for Vidalia’s innermost thoughts and confusions, lending a strength to her momma’s emerging voice, Cieli Mae provides her own special brand of comfort and encouragement, all the while honoring the restrictions imposed by her otherworldly status.

Vidalia finds further support in such unlikely townsfolk and relations as Doc Feldman, Gamma Gert and her Wild Women of God, and, most particularly, in Ruby Pearl Banks, the kind, courageous church lady, who has suffered her own share of heartache in their small Southern town of yesteryear’s prejudices and presumptions.

My Sweet Vidalia is wise and witty, outstanding for its use of vibrant, poetic language and understated Southern dialect, as well as Mantella’s clear-eyed observations of race relations as human relations, a cast of unforgettable characters, an in-depth exploration of the ties that bind, and its creative perspective. My Sweet Vidalia is a rare, wonderful, and complex look at hope, strength, the unparalleled power of unconditional love, and a young mother’s refusal to give up.

SHERYL PARBHOO

The Unexpected Daughter

Three people’s lives intersect in a tumultuous yet redeeming way that none of them could have ever predicted. Jenny is a young professional from the South with an upbringing she wants to forget. She meets Roshan, an Indian immigrant who has moved to the United States with his mother, Esha, to escape family ghosts. With strong cultural tradition, Esha has devoted her entire life to her only child, both for his own good and for her personal protection from a painful past. Roshan understands his role as his mother’s refuge, and from an early age, he commits himself to caring for her. But when Jenny and Roshan embark on a forbidden, intercultural relationship, all three get tangled into an inseparable web—betrayal, violence, and shame—leaving them forced to make choices about love and family they never wanted to make while finding peace where they never expected to look.

 

June 27th from 4-8 PM

Rebecca L. Marsha

When The Storm Ends

Beth thought her violent childhood was something she left in the past—until she met Erin. Now the abuse of her step-father has returned in terrifying nightmares.

Beth became a child psychologist so she could help children who are broken and hurting, but Erin, the fifteen-year-old who killed her father, is different. If Beth can’t reach her and find out why she did it, Erin will spend the rest of her childhood behind bars. To most people, it looks simple—Erin is either crazy or evil, but when Beth looks into Erin’s haunted eyes, she’s sure that something terrible was done to this girl. Erin, however, isn’t talking.

Beth believes Erin might open up to someone with whom she feels a kinship. Of course, Beth knows she shouldn’t share her own past with a patient, but the clock is ticking toward Erin’s trial, and Beth is out of options.

Little does Beth know that taking this terrifying leap will not only reveal the truth about Erin, but will rip Beth’s past wide open as well—and a connection between them that will shake Beth to the core.

William Gilmore

William is a retired Atlanta Police Detective (27 years on APD) and a Vietnam era veteran serving for nearly 7 years in the Military Police and so, of course, he writes about what he knows! His engaging detective novels are set in Atlanta are are titled

Blue Bloods & Black Hearts
Gold Badges & Dark Souls
Blue Knights & White Lies

He also has  the beginning of a new series that is very historical, slightly paranormal and detective
Caution in the Wind” Book One: Partnerships and Book Two is in being penned as well and is titled The Treasure Seekers

His newest book is science fiction  is “No Space For Justice” It’s about an Atlanta Police Homicide Detective kidnapped by an alien and taken to a world with no crime to solve an eight-hundred-year-old murder.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 4th from 4-8 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Christina Ristaino

All The Silent Spaces

New Release and Preview Book Launch!

In September 2007, Christine Ristaino was attacked in a store parking lot while her three- and five-year-old children watched. In All the Silent Spaces, Ristaino shares what it felt like to be an ordinary person confronted with an extraordinary event―a woman trying to deal with acute trauma even as she went on with her everyday life, working at a university and parenting two children with her husband. She not only narrates how this event changed her but also tells how looking at the event through both the reactions of her community and her own sensibility allowed her to finally face two other violent episodes she had previously experienced. As new memories surfaced after the attack, it took everything in Ristaino’s power to not let catastrophe unravel the precarious threads holding everything together.

Moving between the greater issues associated with violence and the personal voyage of overcoming grief, All the Silent Spaces is about letting go of what you think you know in order to rebuild.

 

Ryan Manley 

A Dose of Reality and Silence ( newly published works!)

Ryan Manley, a popular Instagram poet, releases his first poetry collection- A Dose of Reality. Divided into three sections: Love?, Heartbreak, and Strength., Ryan Manley tells a story about falling in love, dealing with heartbreak, and gaining the strength to love again.

 

 

July 11th from 4-8 PM

Keon Coates 

Chain Agent

 

When Keon Coates was a young man on the verge of entering the “real world” after high school, his plans had nothing to do with the military. With a scholarship to Georgia Southern University and plans of dorm life in his head, he visited a US Navy recruiter simply to appease his best friend’s wishes—an indifferent move that ultimately changed his life’s course forever.
This is the wisdom-infused tale of how a young, modern American found his calling in the most unlikely of places, and in doing so, earned the respect, strength, and wizened philosophy of the few who take the sacred oath and commit “to excellence and the fair  treatment of all.”

We love this review!

“What a motivating book! This type of literature is what America needs in everyone’s hands right now. An inspiring account of how pure drive and determination can transcend communities and people. I have no military background but this book inspired me in so many ways. It also awakened a new sense of pride of our Men and Women in uniform. Looking forward to a sequel or anything this author writes next.”

Just a few past signings from 2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Always something going on in the store, just keep an eye on our facebook page!
We have had a great experience with film crew from Marriage Boot Camp, the Hip-hop edition at our store! Waka Flocka and his daughter shot a scene in the store as they shared a love of reading and a special father daughter bonding before the wedding renewal of vows episode was filmed!

We just got word that the 2 part airing of Waka Wedding episode (Waka & Tina Tie the Knot) is airing on March 21st & @28th. We just can’t wait to see the end results!
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