Meet best friends and co-authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant!
The dynamic co-writing duo are back with their latest novel release, "UPTOWN", a novel as big a New York City itself. UPTOWN follows a prominent real estate family caught in a storm of greed, infidelity and betrayal.UPTOWN begs the question when money,power, and respect are at stake, how do friendships and the bonds of family survive? DeBerry and Grant have co-written several best selling novels and have been best friends for 25 years. They will be at the Main Library to discuss their latest novel and the book discussion will be followed by a reception and a book signing. This is a free event and limited seating is available. Please pick up your free ticket from your local library. For additional info please call 256-532-5950 or 256-851-7492 Read more about S2S/B2B: Meet Authors Virginia DeBerry and Donna Grant
Great Big Book Bash is an annual children's author/illustrator event sponsored by the Huntsville Public Library Foundation and Primrose Schools. This year's guest is illustrator Harry Bliss. Mr. Bliss will be giving two exciting and kid-friendly presentations at the Main location of the Huntsville-Madison County Public Library. A book signing will follow both presentations and books will be available to purchase the day of the event.
Harry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for The New Yorker magazine. Growing up in upstate New York amidst a family of successful painters and illustrators, Bliss went on to study painting at The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at The University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA). Prior to his cartoons and covers for The New Yorker magazine, Bliss illustrated dozens of book covers for writers such as Lawrence Block, Dorothy Uhnak, Bob Dole, and Fiona Buckley.
Bliss has illustrated many books and produces cartoons and covers for The New Yorker. His first book for children, A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech was a New York Times bestseller, as was Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider and Diary of a Fly all by Doreen Cronin. In 2008 Bliss published 'Louise, The Adventures of a Chicken' (Harper Collins) by Kate DiCamillo followed by 'Luke on the Loose' (Toon Books) in 2009.
Tuesday, Feb. 9: Author Frank Griffin will speak about and sign copies of his memoir, Touched by Fire, an account of growing up in the 1950s and 1960s in a family of Alabama migrant farm workers. Frank's father, Johnny Frank Griffin, was knifed in 1954, a day after he'd told a Phenix City grand jury of what he'd seen in the moments after Attorney General-designate Albert Patterson's assassination. 10am - noon, Main Library 2nd Floor public meeting room. Call (256) 532-5950 for more info. Read more about Meet local author Frank Griffin
Friday, Feb. 19 & Saturday, Feb. 20: Bring your kids to the library for a knee-slapping, laugh-out-loud funny event that will spark their creativity! Bliss is best known for his illustrations in books like A Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin and A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech. In his presentations, Mr. Bliss will explain how he turns stories into art and then he will teach you how to create your own art. Presentations are at 10:30am and 2:30pm in the Main Library auditorium. Read more about Meet illustrator Harry Bliss at the Great Big Book Bash