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Meet Me at the Decatur Book Festival

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By Marilyn Baron

If you love books, you won’t want to miss the Ninth Annual 2014 AJC Decatur Book Festival on Labor Day weekend. The AJC Decatur Book Festival is the largest independent book festival in the country. I’ll be participating on a panel called Tackling Sensitive Topics in Fiction with Linda Joyce, Melissa Klein and Kennedy Ryan. We’re very excited about our presentation.  We will be giving away Starbucks gift certificates to the first eight people who ask questions after the talk and we will be signing our latest books right after the presentation. I’ll be signing my new book, Stones, which won’t be officially released until September 26, but there will be some advance copies available for sale at the festival.

Our time slot is on Saturday, August 30, from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. Hope to see you there! It should be a lot of fun. For more information, visit our Facebook event site. https://www.facebook.com/events/623254154448358/

Tackling Sensitive Topics in Fiction Practice Session. Pictured from left: Linda Joyce, Melissa Klein, Kennedy Ryan and Marilyn Baron.

Tens of thousands of people from metro Atlanta and beyond will share the historic downtown Decatur square with world-class authors, illustrators, editors, publishers, booksellers, and artists for a weekend filled with literature, music, food, art, and fun. It’s going to be the biggest celebration of the written word yet.

I know some of you will be going to Dragon Con, which is the same weekend, but we hope you’ll stop by for a while. There is a great lineup of speakers at the Georgia Romance Writers Pavilion and in locations around the festival.  Here’s more information: https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2014/index.php

We’ll be at the Georgia Romance Writers’ Pavilion (labeled Romance Authors Space on the map, designated by an “R,”) in Cluster 413, 414, 415, and 416, near the Emerging Authors Stage.   https://www.decaturbookfestival.com/2014/assets/files/2014-map.pdf.

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Piper - August 25, 2014 - 8:10 am

Looking forward to your panel Marilyn! I love your cover too!

Melissa Klein - August 25, 2014 - 8:18 am

Readers love the humorous way you handle the challenges the characters in your books face. I know they’ll also connect with the family issues you’re going to discuss Saturday. I’m also excited to be talking about characters with disabilities-a topic I’m passionate about.

Marilyn Baron - August 25, 2014 - 8:26 am

Piper,
Thanks for commenting. I know people will look forward to your panel on August 30 from 1:45-2:30 on the topic of #WeReadDiverseBooks:African-American Popular Fiction, also at the GRW Pavilion.

Marilyn Baron - August 25, 2014 - 8:27 am

Melissa,
My fellow Wild Rose Press Author and panelist, everyone will love your presentation. I’m looking forward to meeting readers at The Decatur Book Festival.

Maxine Davis - August 25, 2014 - 8:54 am

Marilyn, sounds like a fabulous day. Wish I could be there. You and the panel will be great speakers. Have fun and I’ll think of y’all.

Marilyn Baron - August 25, 2014 - 9:12 am

Maxine,
Thanks for commenting. Sorry you won’t be there at the festival but we appreciate your good wishes.

Diane O'Key - August 25, 2014 - 10:10 am

Sounds like a marvelous event, Marilyn. Wish you and our other Roses much success! So wish I could be there…
Have a lovely time :-)

Tamara LeBlanc - August 25, 2014 - 10:50 am

I’m hoping to be able to go…my daughter has a soccer tournament in Augusta :(

Walt Mussell - August 25, 2014 - 11:26 am

Hoping to make it there this weekend for a few minutes. My younger son has football on Saturday and baseball on Sunday.

Pam Asberry - August 25, 2014 - 12:13 pm

I’m looking forward to it!

Connie Gillam - August 25, 2014 - 12:37 pm

I’ll be there.

Marilyn Baron - August 25, 2014 - 12:51 pm

Diane,
Thanks for visiting the blog. I wish you could be there, too. We appreciate your nice comments.

Marilyn Baron - August 25, 2014 - 12:53 pm

Walt,

We would love it if you could be there.

Marilyn Baron - August 25, 2014 - 12:55 pm

Tamara,

I hope you can make it. We would love to see you.

And Connie, I’m so glad you will be able to come.

Marilyn Baron - August 25, 2014 - 12:56 pm

Pam,

That’s wonderful that you will be there! Looking forward to seeing you.

Carol Burnside - August 26, 2014 - 5:23 am

I think that might be a tad far for me to fit in the schedule. ;-)

Wish I could be there. It sounds great. Congrats on the new release!

Marilyn Baron - August 26, 2014 - 11:54 pm

Carol,
You will be there in spirit.
Marilyn

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