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Moulton’s Reading in the Garden/An Afternoon with the Authors

posted Sep 22, 2015, 8:21 AM by Lawrence County Public Library
The Friends of the Lawrence County Library will host an annual event called Moulton’s Reading in the Garden/An Afternoon with the Authors, at Gillespie Gardens. This year it will be at noon Wednesday, September 23.
An old fashioned dinner on the grounds, which includes scrumptious turnip greens, red beans and rice casserole and iron skillet peach cobbler, precede reading and informal talks with the authors of recently published books.
Swedish Folk Singer Sofia Talvik starts the event as guests arrive with her own songs. The Swedish beauty will amaze you with her voice, lyrics and dexterity on the acoustic guitar. 
Among others speaking at the event is award winning author Karen Spears Zacharias. Karen’s book “Mother of Rain” has since been named the recipient of the Weatherford Award for Best in Appalachian Fiction and as a finalist for the Crook’s Corner Book Prize. “Mother of Rain,” the stage play, is under production by Georgia’s Springer Opera House. The sequel, “Burdy,” will be released in time for Moulton’s Reading in the Garden, by Mercer University Press. 

Huntsville born attorney, Robert Bailey, who is Cullman's Dr. Jim Davis's son-in-law, writes about a fictional lawyer who meets with Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant at the Waysider Inn, in the opening scene of his novel, "The Professor", which compares favorably with any John Grisham novel.

Lawrence County resident, Wendy Hazel's book, “Moonshine and Murder or Legends and Lies,” actually started out as her college thesis, but has evolved into a book. Wendy wanted to explore the story of the infamous shooting at Owens Chapel Baptist Church in the Youngtown community. Having family in the church at the time of the shooting made the story more personal and more provocative. She has presented it twice at the Lawrence County Archives to packed houses. Members of the audience described her presentation as “spellbinding.”

J.T. Lundy, author of a humorous novel involving a timely inheritance, a grape vineyard run by nuns, and an unlikely hero, “Saving Grapes,”  and "Happy Utopia Day, Joe McCarthy".  Lundy lives in Naperville, Illinois, where he writes novels and screenplays. 

Novelist Joy York, who resides in Trussville, but has family in Cullman, is a graduate of Auburn University, is a member of the International Women’s Writer’s Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. “The Bloody Shoe Affair; A daring and thrilling adventure with the Jailer’s Daughter” is set in a fictitious town, but is based on real life events and people in Cullman. The “real” jailer’s daughter will also be on hand for the event.

Author of "The Hard Times", Dr. Russell Scott Anderson, a radiation oncologist in Meridian, Mississippi, received his medical degree from University of Alabama School of Medicine and has been in practice for 33 years. He serves currently as medical director of Anderson Cancer Center in Meridian, and is a former Navy diver who worked in operations in the Middle East, Central America, and in support of the Navy’s EOD community, SEALS, the U.S. Army’s Green Berets, the Secret Service and the New York Police Department at various times during his military career. His book takes readers into the dark underworld of the black market diamond trade, where his reluctant hero, Dr. Ray Moffet, learns about shooting big game in the wilds of Africa, while dealing with his own inner demons. The book is fast-paced and gives us an insight into a world about which most of us are totally unfamiliar. Dr. Anderson speaks at 5:00, and you'll want to be sure to hear him! 

For more information, visit Moulton’s Reading in the Garden on Facebook. Tickets are available the Lawrence County Library — $10/advance and $12/door. Tickets are good for the luncheon and an afternoon with the authors, which follows from noon to 6 p.m. The library benefits from all proceeds of the luncheon. 

Address: 16174 Court St. Moulton, Alabama, 35650
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