Meet the Author: Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn
Feb
28
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn

Thursday, February 28, 10:30 a.m. Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn and Twenty Years in the Secret Service. While researching her parents' lives to write their story, Rebecca rediscovered the treasure-trove of mementos from her father's 20-year tenure as a high-profile Secret Service Agent, which inspired her to publish a new edition of his memoir, 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents. U.S. Secret Service Agent Rufus W. Youngblood was in charge of the vice presidential detail in Dallas when Kennedy was assassinated. Immediately upon hearing shots being fired, Youngblood pushed Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to the floor of their limousine and shielded the vice president’s body with his own. This candid memoir includes Youngblood’s first-hand account of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath, as well as highlights from his career during which he protected Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon. 

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms Youngblood’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book there and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library? 

This event is free to Literary Guild members. Not a member? Join here or join at the event. Guest tickets are $10 each.  Click here for tickets.

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Meet the Author: Jon Hershey
Feb
15
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Jon Hershey

Friday, February 15, 10:30 in room 108. “Everything They Should Have Known: Interracial Marriages in Literature” with Jonathan Hershey. In honor of The BIG READ: Coastal Georgia Reads Everything I Never Told You, Dr. Hershey, Dean of Humanities at Georgia Highlands College, will discuss how Marilyn and James in Celeste Ng’s novel might have anticipated trouble with a review of literary history. Interracial marriages, as well as relationships between characters who represent different societies, lead to conflicts in examples from literature, from Othello to Snow Falling on Cedars. The trouble is almost always imposed on the couples from the outside, but few characters survive unscathed. The discussion will explore a few of the literary warning signs.

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Meet the Author: Maggie Toussaint
Jan
29
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Maggie Toussaint

Tuesday, January 29, 10:30 a.m. in Room 108Maggie Toussaint and Confound It. Always entertaining, this award-winning Darien author is a scientist by training, and a romanticist at heart who loves to solve puzzles. Whether it’s the puzzle of a relationship or a who-dun-it, she tackles them all with equal aplomb and wonder. Maggie writes cozy mystery and romantic suspense under her own name, and science fiction under the pen name of Rigel Carson. Besides being a member of Washington Romance Writers, she’s also a member of First Coast Romance Writers, Southeast Mystery Writers of America, and Low Country Sisters in Crime. She visits the Guild to talk about her latest mystery book, Confound It

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms Tousaint’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book there and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library? 

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Meet the Author: Tommy Tomlinson
Jan
26
3:00 PM15:00

Meet the Author: Tommy Tomlinson

Saturday, January 26, 3:00 p.m. in room 108. Tommy Tomlinson and The Elephant in the Room. An acclaimed journalist, Tommy has written for publications including Esquire, ESPN the Magazine, Sports Illustrated, Forbes, Garden & Gun, and many others. A graduate of Brunswick High, Tommy spent 23 years as a reporter and local columnist for the Charlotte Observer, where he was a finalist for the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in commentary. He decided he had to change his life as he neared the age of fifty weighing in at 460 pounds and his book, The Elephant in the Room, a memoir about life as an overweight man in a growing America, will be published in January 2019 by Simon & Schuster. He’s a graduate of the University of Georgia and was a 2008-09 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University.  

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr Tomlinson’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book there and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library? 

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Meet the Author: Claire Cook
Jan
17
7:00 PM19:00

Meet the Author: Claire Cook

Thursday, January 17, 7:00 p.m. Claire Cook and the film “Must Love Dogs” in room 108. Claire, the New York TimesUSA Today, and #1 Amazon bestselling author of 18 books, wrote her first novel in her minivan at 45. At 50, she walked the red carpet at the Hollywood premiere of the romantic comedy movie adaptation of her second novel, Must Love Dogs, starring Diane Lane and John Cusack, which is now a 6-book series. Claire will introduce the film and provide a brief look at what went on behind the scenes. Books will also be available for purchase and signing. 

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms Cook’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book there and have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it and then donate it for our annual book sale or the library? 

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Meet the Author: Dorin Schumacher
Nov
8
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Dorin Schumacher

Dorin Schumacher, is the author of Gatsby’s Child: Coming of Age in East Egg. Dorin’s writings have appeared in numerous magazines such as The Brooklyn Rail, At Large, Fjords Review, Honeysuckle Magazine, and Quiet Lunch. Her writing on silent film star Helen Gardner appears in Women Screenwriters, the Encyclopedia of Early Cinema, and This Film is Dangerous. Her personal writing appears in The New York Times, Stonepile Writers Anthology, and numerous other publications. She is a nominee for the 2018 Pushcart Prize. She is the author of Gatsby’s Child: Coming of Age in East Egg, a beautifully rendered memoir that turns Fitzgerald’s great American tragedy into an inspiring tale of self-discovery, survival, and triumph.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Dr. Schumacher’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at this event so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Meet the Author: Raymond L. Atkins
Oct
16
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Raymond L. Atkins

Raymond L. Atkins, author of Set List. Ray teaches English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Creative Writing at Reinhardt University. He is the author of four award-winning novels: The Front Porch Prophet, Sorrow Wood, Camp Redemption ZSweetwater Blues. South of the Etowah, his first creative nonfiction book, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His latest book, Set List, will be published in early September. It’s a story that alternates between present-day North Georgia and the 1970s about a bar band as told primarily through the eyes of its lead guitar player, Blanchard Shankles, and its bass player, John Covey. In 2017, Atkins was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Georgia Writers Association. He resides in Rome, Georgia.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr. Atkins' book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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MEET THE AUTHOR: Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn
Oct
4
10:30 AM10:30

MEET THE AUTHOR: Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn

Rebecca Youngblood Vaughn is the co-author and publisher of her father’s memoir, Twenty Years in the Secret Service.The youngest daughter of Rufus W. Youngblood, Rebecca is a physician and author. While researching her parents’ lives to write their story, Rebecca re-discovered the veritable treasure-trove of mementos from her father's 20-year tenure as a high-profile Secret Service Agent which inspired her to publish a new edition of his memoir, 20 Years in the Secret Service: My Life with Five Presidents.

U.S. Secret Service Agent Rufus W. Youngblood was in charge of the vice presidential detail on that tragic day in Dallas when Kennedy was assassinated. Immediately upon hearing shots being fired, Youngblood pushed Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson to the floor of their limousine and shielded the vice president’s body with his own. This candid memoir includes Youngblood’s first-hand account of the Kennedy assassination and its aftermath, as well as highlights from his career during which he protected Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon.

Rebecca has added an expansive, comprehensive photo gallery to the book and will show some of these images as she shares her father’s frontline point-of-view during some of the most pivotal moments in U.S. history.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Dr. Vaughn’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Meet the Author: Delia Owens
Sep
28
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Delia Owens

Delia Owens, author of Where the Crawdads Sing, is the co-author of three internationally bestselling nonfiction books about her life as a wildlife scientist in Africa including Cry of the Kalahari. She has won the John Burroughs Award for Nature Writing and has been published in Nature, The African Journal of Ecology, and many others. She currently lives in Idaho. Where the Crawdads Sing is her first novel. The New York Times calls it “a painfully beautiful first novel that is at once a murder mystery, a coming-of-age narrative and a celebration of nature.”

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms. Owen's book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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MEET THE AUTHOR: Kristina McMorris
Sep
19
10:30 AM10:30

MEET THE AUTHOR: Kristina McMorris

Kristina McMorris author of Sold on a Monday, is a New York Times and
USA Today bestselling author, Kristina’s novels have garnered more than two dozen literary awards and nominations, including the IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, RWA's RITA Award, and a Goodreads Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. Her latest novel, Sold on a Monday, was inspired by the actual infamous picture of a mother trying to sell her children during the great depression. It depicts that time and circumstance as well as explores and poses some different ideas about the family and the children in that picture in a fictional setting.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms. McMorris's book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Meet the Author: Clara Silverstein
Sep
4
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Clara Silverstein

The author of four books including A White House Garden Cookbook and White Girl: A Story of School Desegregation. A long-time writer in the Boston area, she directed the well-known Chautauqua Writers’ Center from 2008 to 2017.

Her first novel, Secrets in a House Divided, is forthcoming from Mercer University Press in the fall of 2018. Set in Richmond, Virginia in 1864-65, it explores the relationships between masters and slaves, husbands and wives, parents and children, as the Civil War drives them to a flash point. Though the story is set in the past, its focus on the roots of racism resonates today.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms. Silverstein's book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Meet the Author: Raymond Atkins
Aug
14
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Raymond Atkins

Raymond L. Atkins author of Set List,  teaches English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College and Creative Writing at Reinhardt University. He is the author of four award-winning novels: The Front Porch Prophet, Sorrow Wood, Camp Redemption and Sweetwater Blues. South of the Etowah, his first creative nonfiction book, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. His latest book, Set List, will be published in early September. It’s a story that alternates between present-day North Georgia and the 1970s about a bar band as told primarily through the eyes of its lead guitar player, Blanchard Shankles, and its bass player, John Covey. In 2017, Atkins was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Georgia Writers Association. He resides in Rome, Georgia.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr Atkin's book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Jul
31
10:30 AM10:30

Meet the Author: Lyle Roebuck

Flannery O’Connor and the Southern Gothic Tradition

Lyle Roebuck will talk about the state of southern gothic literature in 2018: Who’s doing it? How does the South remain fertile literary ground? Lyle is a native of Saint Simons Island (Glynn Academy ’86). His fiction has appeared in The Arkansas Review, The Roanoke Review, Straylight Magazine, Redivider, A Torn Page: 2012 Summer Short Fiction Anthology, The Santa Ana River Review, The Timberline Review, The Arlington Literary Journal, HoosierLit, Phantom Drift, Wraparound South, and Split Lip Magazine. His first book, Phantom Sounds – Stories, is coming from Big Table Publishing this summer. Lyle has a MA from the University of Illinois Urbana/Champaign and studied Classical Languages and Literatures at the University of Chicago.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr. Roebuck's book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Jul
24
10:30 AM10:30

Jonathan Putnam

Jonathan Putnam and Final Resting Place.

Jonathan is a writer and attorney. A graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School, he is a nationally renowned trial lawyer and a recognized Lincoln scholar. His books in the Lincoln and Speed Mystery Series include Final Resting Place (forthcoming July 10, 2018), Perish from the Earth (2017) and These Honored Dead (2016). He is currently working on the fourth book in the series, which will be published in 2019. His books are highly praised and Pulitzer Prize-winning Lincoln scholar Doris Kearns Goodwin called These Honored Dead, “Splendid…one of the most enjoyable works of fiction I have read in a long time.”

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr. Putnam's book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent book store makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Susan M. Boyer
Jun
12
10:30 AM10:30

Susan M. Boyer

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Susan M. Boyer and Lowcountry Bookshop.

Susan is the author of the USA TODAY’S bestselling (and delightful) Liz Talbot mystery series. Her debut novel, Lowcountry Boil, won the 2012 Agatha Award for Best First Novel, the Daphne du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense, and garnered several other award nominations, including the Macavity. She visits the Guild to talk about her 7th book in the series, Lowcountry Bookshop.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms Boyer’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent book store makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?




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Mary Kay Andrews
Jun
8
10:30 AM10:30

Mary Kay Andrews

Mary Kay Andrews and The High Tide Club.

Mary Kay is the New York Times bestselling author of 24 novels including The Weekenders, Beach Town, Ladies’ Night, Summer Rental, Deep Dish and Hissy Fit. Often called the “Queen of the Perfect Beach Reads,” she joins us to talk about her latest book, The High Tide Club. Partially set on Sea Island, it’s a novel about new love, old secrets, and the kind of friendship that transcends generations. Booklist calls it “A compelling novel about the people and places that shape a life and the secrets that create ripples for generations. With a unique setting, mysterious flashbacks, romance, and a surprising twist, this book will not disappoint readers looking for a juicy escape.” 

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms Andrews’ book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent book store makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?


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Galen Garwood
Jun
6
10:30 AM10:30

Galen Garwood

Art, Elephants and Imagination with Galen Garwood. The artist and author will talk about his young life growing up on St. Simons, his life as an artist and his work in Thailand to help educate and inform the public about the plight of the Asian elephants and introduce his memoir, Sell the Monkey.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr. Garwood’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?


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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.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr. Swann's book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent bookstore makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

This event is free to Literary Guild members. Not a member? Join here or join at the event. Guest tickets are $10 each.  Click here for tickets.

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Charles Martin
May
21
10:30 AM10:30

Charles Martin

Always a crowd pleaser, Charles has written over 12 top selling novels including The Mountain Between Us, which was turned into a major Hollywood film in 2017 starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. He visits the Guild to talk about his latest book, Send Down the Rain, the story of a 62 year old Vietnam vet who’s been keeping a secret for 45 years but something beyond his control brings him out of hiding and forces him to wrestle with whether or not to tell the secret. Problem is, if he tells it, somebody dies. If he doesn’t tell it, somebody dies.G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Mr. Martin’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your book at the coffee so you can have it signed by the author. Our local independent book store makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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Randolph G. Russell
May
8
10:30 AM10:30

Randolph G. Russell

The author will talk about the popularity of his book, American History in No Time, which is one of the quickest ways to learn the basics of American history from pre-Columbian times to the present.

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

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Steve Berry
Apr
9
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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Julie Bragg
Apr
6
10:30 AM10:30

Julie Bragg

Julie Bragg and The Brothers of Bragg Jam.

Julie is legendary in Macon for her home-based swim school. Her life affirming memoir details the tragedy that struck when her two sons were killed in a car accident in Texas. However the family managed to get on with their lives and, eventually Bragg Jam, a huge regional music festival, was started in memory of the brothers.

G. J. Ford Bookshop will be selling copies of Ms. Bragg’s book at the event, and we encourage you to purchase your books at the coffee so you can have them signed by the author. Our local independent book store makes many of our author appearances possible. Too many books? Why not purchase one, read it, then donate it to our book sale or the library?

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

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Barbara D. Duffey
Mar
20
10:30 AM10:30

Barbara D. Duffey

The historian and author will talk about her latest book, Of Grace and Courage: Thornhill Veterans Hospital, a story of courage, hope, love, and redemption. Some of Barbara’s other books include: Banshees Bugles and Belles:True Ghost Stories of Georgia; Miracles from Heaven; and Angels and Apparitions: True Ghost Stories of the South. Four of her stories from Angels and Apparitions were produced in the television program Haunted Atlanta, part of an ongoing series aired on PBS and the History Channel.

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

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Ann Hood
Mar
2
10:30 AM10:30

Ann Hood

We regret that this event has been cancelled due to the death of the author’s mother. We ask that attendees hold their tickets to use later. If anyone purchased tickets  and wants refunds, they can be processed on EventBrite.

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 recommended.  PLEASE CANCEL RESERVATION IF YOU WILL NOT BE ATTENDING.

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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 recommended.  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.

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

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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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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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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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Cost - Free for MEMBERS, $10.00 for nonmbers

 

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