The Book Worm has hosted several fantastic authors over the years. We continue to host authors from all over the country for signings, discussions and readings. We keep our customers updated on all events through our website, our monthly newsletter and our Facebook fanpage. Check in often; we have all kinds of goings on here!
NEW FEATURE at the Powder Springs Farmers Market @ The Book Worm! We now will have an author table to host 1-2 authors each Thursday night from 4-8 PM! If it rains, the authors will be in store, regardless of weather. Call or email us to schedule your author event!
*** 6/28 and 7/5 spots are open. Call us to schedule your event! ***
On 7/12/18, Margaret Adeola Sowemimo, author of The Headless Church, Road to Destiny, and Regaining Dominion, will join us during the Farmers Market from 4pm-8pm!
One day during her personal prayer time, Margaret Adeola Sowemimo had a disturbing vision of today’s church people which shocked her into examining who constitutes the church and what they are doing to exemplify the Kingdom of God here on earth. They were headless and wandering about in blindness and confusion – without God’s leadership or sense of direction. These church people were more interested in their own agenda than what God intended for the church to portray. This vision prompted her to ask herself, Where is the power of God today? Is today’s church more preoccupied with activities that satisfy the body than those which strengthen the spirit? Do people outside the church see God’s presence in our ministry or only our own self-serving purpose for existence? In The Headless Church, the author explores both ends of the spectrum, with the historical and biblical aspects at one side and the current state of affairs at the other. Through comparisons and contrasts, she helps us achieve a new perspective on where church people are today, and where we ought to be. In her closing prayer, she implores Jesus to remain the head of the church and encourages us to surrender our lives to him.
Read about all three books here.
On July 19, 2018 we will welcome author Mark Warren with his latest, Adobe Moon. You can read more about his book series on his website. Join us from 4-6 PM during our Farmers Market.
It is 1862. With his older brothers fighting in the war, Wyatt Earp is left to manage the family’s Iowa farm under his father’s iron rule. These years of labor produce in him an ambition to seek his fortunes by his wits rather than by the sweat of his back. The open territory to the west,he knows, offers that opportunity. On his way to California he meets a beguiling Mexican girl, who tells him of the “adobe moon,” a rusty-hued orb that reminds a man: If you do not achieve your dreams, you must settle for what you have. Wyatt rejects this idea, but it haunts him nevertheless,as he takes odd jobs, becomes a constable in a small Missouri town, and ultimately sinks into a depression where the line of ethics blur. Fed up with his self-made squalor, he returns to the West for a second chance at a proper life, and in a Kansas cattle town he comes face to face with his salvation…and his destiny as a lawman with his own iron rule.
Ann Hite, author of Sleeping Above Chaos, Where the Souls Go, Lowcountry Spirit, The Storycatcher, and Ghost on Black Mountain will also join us on 7/19 during the market! Learn more about her on her website.
Imagine the relationship triangle from EAST OF EDEN and set it deep in the Appalachian Mountains. Add a couple of ghosts, a good measure of dysfunction, and a whole lot of twists and turns, and you have Ann Hite’s new Black Mountain novel, SLEEPING ABOVE CHAOS. Hite’s fourth novel returns to Swannanoa Gap, a small town at the foot of Black Mountain, and introduces new characters while revisiting some favorites from her previous novels.
Buster and Lee Wright are the sons of Swannanoa Gap’s sheriff. Their personalities couldn’t be more opposite and these differences bring conflicts that may not be resolved.
Ella Ruth Allen was born on Black Mountain. Her mama, a city girl, runs off with another man, leaving the two-year-old Ella Ruth behind with Paul Allen, her father. He in turn promptly dumps poor Ella Ruth on her grandparents’ farm to be raised by Grandmother Allen, a woman who has an extreme dislike for her wild, runaway daughter-in-law.
Hite weaves a ghost story throughout each of her novels and this one is no different. Ella Ruth follows a haint into the woods near the farm and stumbles onto her family history. When her life crosses paths with Buster and Lee Wright, fireworks explode.
The reader will travel to a ranch in Montana, to Pearl Harbor, and to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, while watching the cast of characters struggle through World War II, emerging into adulthoods which would weigh heavy on anyone’s shoulders. The story ends as the Civil Rights Movement ignites.
On October 18, 2018 we will welcome author Deborah Mantella with her novel, My Sweet Vidalia. You can read more about her book on her website. Join us from 4-6 PM during our Farmers Market.
On July 4, 1955, in rural Georgia, an act of violence threatens the life of Vidalia Lee Kandal Jackson’s pre-born daughter. Despite the direst of circumstances, the spirit of the lost child refuses to leave her ill-equipped young mother’s side.
For as long as she is needed―through troubled pregnancies, through poverty, through spousal abuse and agonizing betrayals―Cieli Mae, the determined spirit child, narrates their journey. Serving as a safe place and sounding board for Vidalia’s innermost thoughts and confusions, lending a strength to her momma’s emerging voice, Cieli Mae provides her own special brand of comfort and encouragement, all the while honoring the restrictions imposed by her otherworldly status.
Vidalia finds further support in such unlikely townsfolk and relations as Doc Feldman, Gamma Gert and her Wild Women of God, and, most particularly, in Ruby Pearl Banks, the kind, courageous church lady, who has suffered her own share of heartache in their small Southern town of yesteryear’s prejudices and presumptions.
My Sweet Vidalia is wise and witty, outstanding for its use of vibrant, poetic language and understated Southern dialect, as well as Mantella’s clear-eyed observations of race relations as human relations, a cast of unforgettable characters, an in-depth exploration of the ties that bind, and its creative perspective. My Sweet Vidalia is a rare, wonderful, and complex look at hope, strength, the unparalleled power of unconditional love, and a young mother’s refusal to give up.