Local Authors Day
Together with the Spartanburg Brew Fest on October 19th, local authors will sell and sign books at the Hub City Bookshop. Sip your brew and support our local talent at the same time by stopping in for a chat and a book signing!
From 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., Author Dawna Starr Avery will sell and sign copies of her book Visual Testaments: Deliverance, Healing and Practical Ways to Bring Hope to the Hopeless.
Author Timothy James Avery will also sell and sign copies of his new book, Touched by my Father, between 12 p.m. and 1 p.m.
From 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Author Patricia V. Veasey will sell and sign copies of her new book A Relentless Spirit, Catharine Ladd, Southern Educator, Entrepreneur, and Author 1808-1899!
Mystery Novelist David Burnsworth will sign copies of his latest book, Bad Time to Be in It, between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Between 3 p.m. and 4 p.m., Author Jen Thomas will sign and sell copies of her novel, Our Hearts are the Same.
Visual Testaments: Deliverance, Healing and Practical Ways to Bring Hope to the Hopeless by Dawna Starr Avery
Dawna's shares her difficult times of grief, shame, adultery, and betrayal to build a platform that allows the reader to recognize the Grace of God abounding in her life. She shares her testimonies, in vivid color, taking you on the journey through her personal life stories.
Touched by my Father by Timothy James Avery
A memoir of his personal and raw experience being sexually abused by his biological father, Avery boldly shares the effects it had on him growing up. He explores ones ability to gain closure and healing, and freedom from shame, guilt, and fear.
A Relentless Spirit, Catharine Ladd, Southern Educator, Entrepreneur, and Author 1808-1899 by Patricia V. Veasey
Forgotten outside the small South Carolina town of Winnsboro where she lived most of her adult life, Catherine Ladd now emerges from the painstaking and extensive research of Patricia Veasey to shine as a vibrant, dedicated, innovative educator and writer whose work spanned nearly the entire 19th century. Catherine, who, unlike many of her contemporary writers juggled marriage with numerous children, established and conducted female academies, contributed poetry for publication, wrote and produced plays, helped raise funds for rebuilding her war ravaged town, and submitted political commentary—all within 19th century cultural constraints. This delightful lady belongs alongside fellow 19th century contemporaries Mary Chestnut, Emma Holmes, Celia Thaxter, Ellen Allerton, Louisa May Alcott, Emily Dickinson, and Phoebe Levy Pember. Readers will gain a new insight into 19th century life in pre and post Civil War South Carolina through the eyes and dedication of this unusual and determined woman, Catherine Ladd—a heroine in her own right!
Bad Time to Be in It by David Burnsworth
Blu Carraway, flush with cash and back in business, never had it so good. Or so he thought. The reality is his love life is in shambles, his business partner is spending too much time with women half his age and not enough time on the job. Then someone close goes missing. With a case from the past gone wrong twice, a loved one in trouble, and an unanswered marriage proposal, it’s a bad time to be in it for Blu Carraway Investigations.
Our Hearts are the Same by Jen Thomas
Kate, the plantation owner’s daughter and Addie, the recently freed slave girl form a beautiful friendship during a treacherous time of havoc. It is 1869, the Civil War is over, and Savannah, GA is looking to be restored again after considerable mayhem. Kate’s relatives are as opposed to this friendship as Addie’s are encouraging. Together, and through unimaginable tragedy, they take life one day at a time being the best of friends and determined not to let tensions tear them apart. Some girls go through a lifetime and do not find this bond within a friendship. Meet Kate and Addie, the girls who defied the odds.