The Fifth Annual Festival Set for April 17, 2010

Monday, December 28, 2009

Authors Scheduled for 2010

The following authors have been confirmed for the 2010 festival and are current, as of March 3:

  • Rick Bragg, The Most They Ever Had
  • Sharon Davies, Rising Road: A True Tale of Love, Race and Religion in America
  • Foster Dickson, The Life and Poetry of John Beecher
  • Frye Gaillard, Civil Rights Guide Book
  • Martha Hawkins, Finding Martha's Place: My Journey Through Sin, Salvation, and Lots of Soul Food
  • Rheta Grimsley Johnson, Enchanted Evening Barbie and the Second Coming: A Memoir
  • Charlie Lucas, Tin Man: Charlie Lucas
  • David Magee, Sweet Spot: 125 Years of Baseball and the Louisville Slugger
  • Mary Ann Neeley, The Works of Matthew Blue
  • Don Noble, Mockingbird
  • James L. Noles, Sr., Mighty by Sacrifice
  • Kathy Patrick, The Pulpwood Queen’s Tiara-Wearing, Book-Sharing Guide to Life
  • Wendy Reed, Accidental Memoir
  • Melida Rainey Thompson and Morgan Murphy, I Love You, Now Hush
  • Karen Spears Zacharias, Will Jesus Buy Me a Double Wide?


  1. Ace Atkins, Infamous
  2. Elise Blackwell, An Unfinished Score
  3. Sonny Brewer, The Widow and the Tree
  4. Kirk Curnutt, Dixie Noir
  5. A.M. Garner, Undeniable Truths
  6. Susan Gregg Gilmore, Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen
  7. Carolyn Haines, Delta Blues
  8. Wade Hall, An Interview with Abe Lincoln
  9. Patti Callahan Henry, Driftwood Summer
  10. Robert Hicks, A Separate Country
  11. Suzanne Hudson, The Second Sluthood
  12. Karin Slaughter, Undone

Young Adult and Children's Fiction

  1. Charles Ghigna (Father Goose), Snow Wonder
  2. Rachel Hawkins, Hex Hall Book One
  3. Irene Latham, Leaving Gee’s Bend
  4. Eric Litwin, Pete the Cat
  5. Ginger Rue, Brand New Emily


  1. Sue Brannon Walker, She Said
  2. DéLana R.A. Dameron, How God Ends Us
  3. Virginia Gilbert, That Other Brightness
  4. Rob Gray, Drew
  5. Sean Hill, Blood Ties and Brown Liquor
  6. Jennifer Horne, Bottle Tree
  7. Mary Kaiser, Falling into Velazquez
  8. Hank Lazer, Portions
  9. Mary Carol Moran, Equivocal Blessings
  10. Kathleen Thompson, The Shortest Distance
  11. Carol Zippert, Meeting Myself ‘Round the Corner


  1. Mindy Merrell and R.B. Quinn, Cheater BBQ: Barbecue Anytime, Anywhere, in Any Weather
  2. Janis Owens, The Cracker Kitchen

Publishing Industry Professionals

  1. Ron Hogan,
  2. Julie Schoerke, JKS Communications

Date Set for 2010 Festival

The 2010 Alabama Book Festival will be held on April 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., on the grounds of Old Alabama Town in downtown Montgomery. The family friendly event is free and open to the public.