Blog followers and Facebook fans are the first to know that we have added two big names to the festival: Pearl Cleage and Daniel Wallace!
Pearl Cleage is a legendary author and playwright who catapulted to fame when her first novel, "What Looks Like Crazy on an Ordinary Day," became an Oprah Book club selection in 1998 and was listed on the New York Times bestseller list for nine weeks.
Daniel Wallace's first novel, "Big Fish," also achieved enormous success upon publication in 1998. It was turned into a major motion picture directed by Tim Burton and starring Albert Finney, Ewan McGregor, Billy Crudup and Jessica Lange. It was shot entirely in Alabama, mostly in Montgomery and Wetumpka.
Both authors have published extensively since the success of their first novels. They will be speaking, meeting fans and signing books at the festival on April 17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Old Alabama Town. The event is free and open to the public.