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  • 07
    07.March.Saturday

    All day
    03/07/2020
    Dahlonega Literary Festival
    234 Hawkins Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533


    I am very much looking forward to DLF this year!

    I will be there most of the day!  Feel free to message me on Facebook if you’re trying to track me down!
    If I’m not on panel, I may be at my table, manning both mine and that of Wine & Words.

    Wine & Word  books will be sold through Bear Book Market during the festival.

    Note, I will be on panel at 9:00
    Dynamic Characters and Fantastic Worlds: The Craft of Writing The Paranormal
    Erica G. Mason, Mab Morris, Beth Hermes, Mark Geatches
    Moderator: Erica G. Mason   Rms. 126-128 (Church Library)

  • 07
    07.March.Saturday

    9:00 am-9:50 am
    03/07/2020
    Dahlonega Literary Festival
    234 Hawkins Street, Dahlonega, GA 30533
    Art by Grant Searcey, Cover design by Claire Ryan

    Dynamic Characters and Fantastic Worlds: The Craft of Writing The Paranormal

    On panel:
    Erica G. Mason, Mab Morris, Beth Hermes, Mark Geatches
    Moderator: Erica G. Mason

    Rms. 126-128 (Church Library) 

  • 15
    15.March.Sunday

    4:00 pm-6:00 pm
    03/15/2020
    ACCENT CELLARS
    215 Auraria Road, Dahlonega, Georgia 30533, USA

    Wine & Words

    Wine & Words is a monthly event where readers can meet writers.  It is a casual atmosphere, where you can get to know the authors in a way where merely meeting them at a reading might not offer you the opportunity.

    Great books, and Great wine!  Our latest event: Meet Clay Anderson!

    Local author, bookstore owner, and history professor.His debut novel, The Palms, is Southern Gothic, Literary and has been getting some fabulous reviews.

    Sixty-eight-year-old Ronnie Wells has recently been paroled for a murder he committed thirty-six years before. He lives in a run-down trailer park outside Pensacola, Florida, and busies himself by maintaining his trailer—it’s the nicest in the park—and never being late for work. Daily life for Ronnie changes when he befriends Mary, the seven-year-old girl who lives next door with her mother, Clara, a drug-addicted prostitute. The Palms weaves the stories and points-of-view of Ronnie, Clara, and Mary as they form a blended family and try to build a new existence. In Mary, Ronnie finds the daughter he never got to raise. Clara is reluctant to the friendship at first but soon realizes Ronnie is the only man she’s ever known who didn’t want her just for drugs or sex.

    Clay Anderson is an Adjunct Professor of History at Reinhardt University in Waleska, Georgia. He received his BA in History from Kennesaw State University and MA from Mississippi State University. He has six diverse publications, fiction and non-fiction. These publications include two non-fiction book reviews in Texas Books in Review and East Texas Historical Journal, one non-fiction article in the Journal of Big Bend Studies, and three fiction short in the Fourth World Journal, Adelaide Literary Award Anthology, and The Bangalore Review. He is currently an MFA student in Creative Writing at Reinhardt University. The Palms is his first novel. He lives in the mountains of North Georgia with his two dogs.

  • 21
    21.March.Saturday

    8:00 am-5:30 pm
    03/21/2020
    The Southern Pen
    113 N Broad Street Monroe, Georgia 30655

    It’s that time again!

    The Southern Pen is one of those rare bookstores that features only Independent and Self Published authors.  Starting incredibly small, the bookstore has only grown over the years.

    I will be doing manuscript reviews, as well as presenting a Character Development tool that not only helps develop the character, but can help firm up the story spine and help draft an accessible synopsis.