The Atlanta Press Club will help kick off the holiday season with its annual Holiday Author Party on Monday, December 9 at The Foundry at Puritan Mill in historic Knight Park near Atlanta’s Westside. Chevrolet is the presenting sponsor of this event. New for 2013, The Atlanta Press Club is proud to partner with the AJC Decatur Book Festival in selecting and showcasing local and national authors who will sign copies of their latest works. To see the list of participating authors, please scroll to the bottom.
The APC Holiday Author Party is one of Atlanta’s most anticipated seasonal events for the media community. Attendees include around 300 of Atlanta’s journalists, public relations professionals and leaders from the business community. Each year, APC provides a unique opportunity to meet with the featured authors, talk with them about their work and begin celebrating the season.
Eagle Eye Book Shop will have all the authors’ books available for purchase onsite. The event includes a silent auction to grab great gift deals from local restaurants and area businesses and attractions. A cash bar and heavy appetizers will also be available.
Monday, December 9, 2013
Attire is business or holiday festive.
The Foundry at Puritan Mill
Atlanta, GA 30318
There is a complimentary parking lot located behind The Foundry. Please click here for directions.
Tickets may be purchased here or by calling 404-577-7377. Tickets will also be available to purchase at the door.
Payment must accompany reservations. Refunds will not be granted after Wednesday, December 4.
Mary Kay Andrews is the New York Times bestselling author of many novels including The Fixer Upper and Savannah Breeze. She also wrote ten critically acclaimed mysteries under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her latest novella, Christmas Bliss, celebrates love, the holidays, and antiques.
Cathleen Smith Bresciani and Richard Eldredge are the co-authors of Sassafrass Jones, a children’s story about two friends in a competitive annual gingerbread baking contest. The story was inspired by Bresciani’s collection of vintage toys. Eldredge is a columnist and contributing editor for Atlanta magazine. The majority of proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to the Humane Society of New York and other charities.
After working together on the TV show Nathalie Dupree’s New Southern Cooking, Nathalie Dupree and Cynthia Stevens Graubart have teamed up again to co-author Mastering the Art of Southern Cooking, which shares more than 600 home-style recipes and photographs. Nathalie Dupree is the author of 12 cookbooks, including two James Beard Award winners. Cynthia Stevens Graubart is also a James Beard-winning author and former television producer.
Former Atlanta Journal-Constitution journalist Martha M. Ezzard undertook a risky wine growing venture in rural North Georgia that has gone on to produce gold medal-winning wines. The Second Bud is a memoir reflecting the Ezzard family’s adventure reviving a fifth-generation family farm in the tiny North Georgia town of Tiger by cultivating grapes.
Jessica Handler’s Braving the Fire: A Guide to Writing About Grief is a how-to for the journey of writing honestly about loss. Created specifically for the writer who has experienced illness, loss, or the death of a loved one, Braving the Fire explores the challenges and rewards of recording grief. Handler’s first book, Invisible Sisters: A Memoir was named one of the “Twenty Five Books All Georgians Should Read” by Georgia Center for the Book and Atlanta magazine’s “Best Memoir of 2009.”
During the 1960s Bernard Lafayette Jr. was a Freedom Rider, a leader in the Nashville lunch counter
sit-ins and an associate of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. His memoir, In Peace and Freedom: My Journey in Selma, describes his role in the fight for racial equality and the mark that battle left on Selma.
Attorney Gregg Loomis has written several short stories and was a nominee for Writer of the Year-Fiction by the Georgia Writers Association. His seventh novel Hot Ice describes the life of Jason Peters, an international operative working to take down a corporation behind a global environmental conspiracy.
John McMillian is an assistant professor of history at Georgia State University and author of the critically acclaimed Smoking Typewriters: The Sixties Underground Press and the Rise of Alternative Media in America. His latest book, Beatles vs. Stones, examines the rivalry between the ’60s two greatest bands and assesses how it was constructed by the media.
Charles McNair is a freelance writer based in Atlanta. His first novel, Land O’ Goshen, was a nominee for the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1994. McNair will sign copies of his long-awaited second novel, Pickett’s Charge, about a Civil War veteran who breaks out from his retirement home and starts a quest northward to kill the last living Union soldier.
Terra Elan McVoy is an author and programming director for the AJC Decatur Book Festival. She has authored four previous books in women’s fiction. She will sign copies of her latest book, Criminal, a novel about murder, intrigue, and how far one will go for love.
The day after graduating from Carnegie Mellon University, Jeffrey Stepakoff drove to Hollywood where he began writing for film and television. He has written for 14 different TV series, including the Emmy-winning The Wonder Years and Dawson’s Creek. He will sign copies of his latest novel The Melody of Secrets, a love story set against the 1960’s U.S. space program.
Wendy Wax has authored nine previous books in women’s fiction including The Accidental Bestseller and Ten Beach Road. Her latest novel, While We Were Watching Downton Abbey, is an Atlanta-based story about the power of female friendships.
Robert Weintraub is an author and television sports producer. His latest novel, The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball’s Golden Age, illustrates America’s pastime in the years following WWII, including the little known “World Series” that servicemen played in a captured Hitler youth stadium in the Fall of 1945.
Susan Rebecca White is the author of the critically acclaimed novels Bound South and ASoft Place to Land. She will sign copies of her third novel, A Place at the Table, about three people in a chic Manhattan café who unite over their passion for food, hunger for love, and an explosive family secret.
Carrie Rosefsky Wickham is an associate professor of political science at Emory University. Her essays have been published in Foreign Affairs and The New York Times. Wickham’s new book titled The Muslim Brotherhood: Evolution of an Islamist Movement traces the evolution of this group from its founding in 1928 to its involvement in current Middle Eastern events.
Kat Zhang is an English major at Vanderbilt University. The young adult novel Once We Were expands the unique world Zhang introduced in her first novel What’s Left of Me. Once We Were details the story of Addie and Eva, two souls locked in a single body. Persecuted, the girls flee and take shelter with a group of hybrids who run an underground resistance.