Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata
Jan
9
10:30 AM10:30

Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” series presents Brigadier General Anthony J. Tata, whose last combat tour was in Afghanistan in 2007 where he earned the Combat Action Badge and Bronze Star.  He is the author of six critically acclaimed novels.  NBC’s Today Show featured General Tata’s career transition from the Army to education leadership where he has served as the Chief Operations Officer of Washington, D.C. Public Schools and as the Superintendent of the 16th largest school district in the nation in Wake County/Raleigh, N.C.  He visits the Guild to talk about his latest book, Direct Fire.

When:   Tuesday, January 9, 10:30 a.m.

Where:  Room 108, Casino Building, SSI

Cost:    Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests.  Reservations recommended.  Scroll down to appropriate event. ALSO, PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

 

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Maggie Toussaint
Jan
25
10:30 AM10:30

Maggie Toussaint

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island’s “Coffee with the Author” Series presents Maggie Toussaint, a scientist by training, a romanticist by heart and award-winning author who loves to solve puzzles.  Maggie writes mystery and romantic suspense under her own name and science fiction under her pen name, Rigel Carson.  Formerly a contract scientist for the U.S. Army and a freelance reporter, Maggie has 13 published books.  She visits the Guild to talk about her latest mystery, Dadgummit, Book Three in her Dreamwalker Series about a psychic sleuth.

When:  Thursday, January 25, 10:30 a.m.

 Where:  Room 108, Casino Building, SSI

 Cost:  Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests.  Reservations recommended.  Scroll down to appropriate event.  ALSO, PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

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De-Leon Peacock
Jan
31
10:30 AM10:30

De-Leon Peacock

The Literary Guild of St. Simons Island “Coffee with the Author” Series presents De-Leon Peacock and Boy’s Estate, Georgia: A Pictorial History of “Georgia’s Town Just for Boys.”  De-Leon will discuss the little-known Boy’s Estate, which is now Morningstar Youth Estate, off Route 17 in North Glynn County.  De-Leon and his brother lived in Boy’s Estate from 1965 to 1969.

 When:  Wednesday, January 31, 10:30 a.m.

 Where:  Room 108, Casino Building, SSI

Cost:  Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests.  Reservations recommended.  Scroll down to appropriate event.  ALSO, PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

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Sonny Seals
Feb
16
10:30 AM10:30

Sonny Seals

Sonny Seals and Historical Rural Churches of Georgia. Sonny Seals and George S. Hart understand the charm and importance of the rural church. With beautiful photographs, they have documented a selection of rural churches in all their glory―or, as is sometimes the case, faded glory. They have also formed the Historic Rural Churches of Georgia organization, with the purpose of researching and documenting some of Georgia’s most historic and architecturally significant rural churches. Sonny visits the Guild to talk about this lovely book.

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THE BIG READ - Dr. John Hershey
Feb
21
10:30 AM10:30

THE BIG READ - Dr. John Hershey

As part of The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Station Eleven, Dr. Jon Hershey from Georgia Highlands College, discusses “Art and the Apocalypse:  Station Eleven and the Tradition of Art as Salvation.” From Shakespeare to comic books, as in Emily St. John Mandel's Station Eleven, art is a key to surviving the post-apocalypse blues.  The presentation explores the role of art in Station Eleven, and the literary tradition of art as a means of recovering and rebuilding civilization.

Cost:    Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests.  Reservations recommendedPLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

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Ann Hood
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Ann Hood

Ann Hood. The author of fourteen novels, three memoirs, a short story collection, a ten book series for middle readers and one young adult novel, Ann is a renowned writer. Her bestselling novels include The Knitting Circle, The Obituary Writer, The Red Thread, Somewhere off the Coast of Maine, and An Italian Wife. Her memoir, Comfort: A Journey through Grief, in which she shares her personal story of losing her 5 year old daughter Grace in 2002, was a New York Times Editor's Choice and named one of the top 10 non-fiction books of 2008 by Entertainment Weekly. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island.  She is a regular contributor to the New York Times’ Op-Ed page, Home Economics column. She is a faculty member in the MFA in Creative Writing program at The New School in New York City.

Cost:    Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests.  Reservations recommendedPLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

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Pamela Bauer Mueller
Mar
8
10:30 AM10:30

Pamela Bauer Mueller

Pamela Bauer Mueller. An award-winning author of books for children and adults, Pamela makes her home on Jekyll Island. Over the last decade, she has written and published eight books of fiction and won three Georgia Author of the Year Awards (2006, 2008 and 2009) and she received the Order of the South award. She also received three “Mom's Choice Awards” and is a silver medal winner of the Independent Publisher Book Awards. Her work includes three historical novels: Neptune’s HonorAn Angry Drum Echoed, and Splendid Isolation. She visits the Guild to talk about her latest book A Shadow of Hope: The Story of Dr. Samuel A. Mudd. Mudd, a simple country doctor, found himself caught up in the vagaries of history, loss, betrayal and unimaginable deprivation.  He paid the consequences for treating the broken leg of President Lincoln’s assassin, an unjust conviction based on political expedience, and imprisonment in Fort Jefferson on a remote island in the Gulf of Mexico. 

Cost:    Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests.  Reservations recommended.  Scroll down to appropriate event. ALSO, PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

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Steve Berry
Apr
3
10:30 AM10:30

Steve Berry

Steve Berry and The Bishop’s Pawn. The New York Times and #1 internationally bestselling author of a dozen Cotton Malone novels and several standalones, Steve has 20 million books in print, translated into 40 languages. With his wife, Elizabeth, he is the founder of History Matters, which is dedicated to historical preservation. He serves on the Smithsonian Libraries Advisory Board and was a founding member of International Thriller Writers, formerly serving as its co-president. He visits the Guild to talk about his latest: The Bishop’s Pawn, based on the ugly feud between J. Edgar Hoover and Martin Luther King, Jr., and marked by years of illegal surveillance and the accumulation of secret files. It ended on April 4, 1968 when King was assassinated by James Earl Ray. But that may not have been the case. Now, fifty years later, former Justice Department agent, Cotton Malone, must reckon with the truth of what really happened that fateful day in Memphis.

Cost:    Free to Literary Guild members and $10 for guests.  Reservations recommended.  Scroll down to appropriate event. ALSO, PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

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Christopher Swann
May
29
10:30 AM10:30

Christopher Swann

Christopher Swann and Shadow of the Lions. A graduate of Woodberry Forest School in Virginia, Christopher earned a B.A. in English from Washington and Lee University, a M.A. in English and creative writing from the University of Missouri, and a Ph.D. in creative writing from Georgia State University. He has won awards and recognition from GSU, Washington and Lee University, and the Heekin Group Foundation’s Tara Fellowship for Short Fiction. He lives with his wife and two sons in Atlanta, where he is the English department chair at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School. Shadow of the Lions is his debut novel.

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Mark Fallon
Nov
7
10:30 AM10:30

Mark Fallon

Mark Fallon and Unjustifiable Means: The Inside Story of How the CIA, Pentagon, and US Government Conspired to Torture.

In his more than thirty years as an NCIS special agent and counterintelligence officer, Fallon has investigated some of the most significant terrorist operations in US history, bringing criminals to justice while upholding the Constitution. In his book he reveals this dark side of the US government, which threw laws and international covenants aside to become a nation that tortured—sanctioned by some of the highest-ranking members of government. Unjustifiable Means is a cautionary tale for those who wield the power to reinstate torture.

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Christina Kelly
Oct
24
10:30 AM10:30

Christina Kelly

Christina Kelly and Good Karma.

Kelly is a graduate of Vassar College and she holds an MFA in Fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. She has worked as a charter yacht chef, tennis professional, dog sitter and cruciverbalist. (She’s had nine crossword puzzles published in The New York Times).  Her charming debut novel, Good Karma, (from HarperCollins) has received great reviews.  Filled with normal dogs and abnormal people, and set in Savannah, it provides an entertaining glimpse of lives in transition.

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Nancy Blanton
Oct
10
10:30 AM10:30

Nancy Blanton

Tuesday, October 10, 10:30 a.m. Meet Nancy Blanton, the author of historical fiction including The Prince of Glencurragh and Sharavogue, both award-winning novels set in 17th century Ireland.

She also wrote Brand Yourself Royally in 8 Simple Steps, winner of the President’s Silver Medal, Florida Authors and Publishers Association. She wrote and illustrated the children’s book, The Curious Adventure of Roodle Jones. She has produced two award-winning regional history books and two interactive timelines. She lives in Florida.

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