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.
Growing up in a tiny community in Alabama boasting only one stop sign and a gas station gave Christy ample opportunity to create daring adventures in her head. When she wasn't thinking of her story characters, Nancy Drew and the Hardy Boys kept her entertained and out of trouble. Later came the chills of Stephen King and the thrills of John Grisham, but the romance genre always held a strong place in her heart. A member of Romance Writers' of America, the Southern Magic RWA chapter, the KOD chapter, and International Thriller Writers, Christy lives in Alabama with her husband, two incredibly cute canines and one very shy turtle.For reservations, please call (256) 532-5950. Read more about Cupid's Café: Meet Alabama author Christy Reece
Meet a Local Author: Stephanie Osborn Cost: free Location: Main Library Auditorium
Come meet local author Stephanie Osborn on Saturday August 22, 2009 for a reading and signing of her new book Burnout. Burnout is the gripping story of a Space Shuttle disaster that turns out to be no accident. Written by an author with over twenty years experience in civilian and military space and space defense programs, Burnout is an action-packed science fiction adventure. Don't miss your opportunity to meet Stephanie Osborn and get your copy of Burnout. Read more about Meet a Local Author: Stephanie Osborn