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! We currently have openings for 8/23, 8/30, 9/20, 9/27, 10/4, 10/11, & 10/25. Saturday signings are also available.
On September 6, 2018 we will welcome author Joyce Blaylock with her book, Adelicia: Grace, Grit & Gumption. Join us from 4-6 PM during our Farmers Market. You can read more about Joyce on her website.
ADELICIA Grace, Grit and Gumption is not a biography, but an historical fiction based on Adelicia’s life and historical events of the time. Twenty-one, self willed and ambitious, Adelicia steps into the Nashville of 1838, as it is making its transition from frontier town to enterprising city. After her first husband’s death, she arguably becomes the wealthiest woman in America. However, her wealth offers little protections against the sufferings of the human heart, and Adelicia has her share. She endures the premature deaths of her fist two husbands and the deaths of six of her ten children.
Structurally, Adelicia’s story unfolds in five parts, revealing the most legendary aspects of her life:
Part I (1838-1846), recounts the drama of the young woman in her twenties, her marriage to Isaac Franklin, his death, the losses of three of her four children, and the unprecedented contesting of Isaac’s will, from the Supreme Court in Tennessee to the Supreme Court in Louisiana.
Part II (1847-1863) hurls the reader full force into the maturing business woman in her early thirties and forties, her marriage to Joseph Acklen, receiving her inheritance from Franklin, the deaths of three more children, the onset of the Civil War and Acklen’s death.
Part III (1863-1864) presents Adelicia as a mature main-chancer, traveling through battlefields with a mule and wagon, befriending the influential of both North and South, and daringly shipping her cotton crop from New Orleans war-time port to England, taking payment in gold.
Part IV (1864) finds Adelicia returning to a war-torn Nashville, shockingly discovering that Union General Thomas Wood is occupying Belle Monte.
Part V (1864-1867) introduces the dismayed, yet, undaunted heroine traveling to Europe, where in Paris, she is hosted by the Countess Eugenie and Napoleon III. After continuing her Post-war tour, she returns to Nashville, rebuilding and establishing herself as doyenne of a city that is both repelled and mesmerized by her.
Adelicia’s universal and timeless appeal is driven by the enthralling adventures of the compelling heroine, and the numerous sub-plots that keep both dialogue and narrative active. Much of the Civil War material, is taken from depositions and logs of both Union and Confederate forces.
Also joining us on 9/6 is author Kai Brown with her book, When God Births the Ministry, from 4-8 PM during the Farmers Market.
When God Births the Ministry is an expedition through God’s process of changing a life, and bringing to fruition His will for Speak Life Christian Ministries, a ministry that God has called to courageously represent the kingdom of God through witness and service to others. Taking seriously the Scripture, prayer, and our call to help others speak the life that God has purposed for them into existence.
This book will challenge the reader to see the author in all of her humanity, and travel with her through her trials and tribulations as she grows in the love and grace of God. The progression from sinner, to sinner saved by grace, to minister of the Gospel will compel the reader to reflect on their own relationship with God. In doing so, an amazing journey of self-evaluation will help the reader to become their best self.
God has a divine purpose and plan for every person’s life, and When God Births the Ministry will empower the reader to embark upon their mission of growth without fear; knowing that God is there every step of the way.
On September 13, 2018 we will again welcome author Laura Gudipalley with her book, Laura’s Great Guide to Fitness and additionally we will have author Denese Shelton signing her book, Awaken. Join us from 4-6 PM during our Farmers Market.
Laura’s Great Guide to Fitness is an informative guide to the health-and-fitness industry. This guide is a cumulation of years of learned knowledge from ISSA, ACE, FIDER, AFFA, and CPR, which Laura S. Gudipalley is certified in various degrees and certifications. First, this guide has basic detailed instructions for health and fitness, including charts and guidelines. Second, this guide provides meal plans based on calorie count for kids, women, and men. And third, this guide provides detailed exercise plans for kids, women, and men. Laura’s Great Guide to Fitness is a one-of-a-kind guide that provides knowledge that one would have to pay hundreds of dollars for. This guide is a an easy read that will walk you through the health-and-fitness industry and teach you how to stay in shape, eat properly, measure yourself, find your target heart rate, and so much more. With the index, one can easily locate where you want to start your own personal journey.
Sierra is a successful real estate agent living a comfortable life. But she has a secret so painful that she has erected emotional walls around her heart that block anyone from getting close.
Then the dreams begin. In one, Sierra is running from the sound of dogs barking and men chasing her in the darkness; in another, she’s in a field, lashes coming down on her back; in many, she is a woman of faith named Dorothy, fighting for civil rights. Sierra tries to ignore the dreams and continue with life as usual―but the more she disregards them , the longer and deeper she sleeps, and soon the long nights begin to affect her work and sanity. Finally, she seeks the help she needs.
The more she works to understand the nature of and reason for her dreams, the more freedom Sierra feels in her own life. Doors to relationships with other people open. She meets a client that could be the love of her life. And soon, she has a decision to make: she can be who she has always been, living in fear; or she can be Dorothy, allow the dreams to show her who she really is, reconnect with God, and fill the void in her spirit.
TBA: Rough and Polished: One Thief’s Version of the Truth! by t. Lewis
What if you made choices in your life that haunted you forever? What if you didn’t? Raegan Phillips Bernardini did both. Someone once told her that if she hadn’t made mistakes in her life then she hadn’t lived much. Based on that theory, Rae had lived as much as she wanted. From Africa to Atlanta, Georgia Rae had left a trail of casualties in her wake. Not intentionally of course; she was a child, mistakes would be made. Watching her father had taught her the ins and outs of illegal diamond trading, and her innocence had been the casualty. In Atlanta, wild and unmanaged, she followed in his footsteps. Stealing the diamonds from her wealthy clients had come easy. A dangerous lover had made it possible. The people she’d trusted had burned her; life had burned her. So Rae moved on day in and day out, wearing her scars and causing them for others. Then there was Daniel.
On October 4th we will once again welcome Calvin Ward with his book, The Billion Dollar Baby. You can meet him from 4-8 during our Farmer’s Market. Read more about him here.
This is the true story of Calvin Ward, who has been dubbed “The billion dollar baby” because of the amount of money it took to perform the life-saving procedures on him as a child to ensure his survival immediately after being born. Calvin’s life and story will inspire you to live life to the fullest and teach you that there is a hope of a better day in every dark situation.
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. Also joining us will be Sheryl Parbhoo with her book, The Unexpected Daughter. You can visit her website for more information about her writing. Join us from 4-6 PM during our Farmers Market.
My Sweet Vidalia
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.
The Unexpected Daughter
Three people’s lives intersect in a tumultuous yet redeeming way that none of them could have ever predicted. Jenny is a young professional from the South with an upbringing she wants to forget. She meets Roshan, an Indian immigrant who has moved to the United States with his mother, Esha, to escape family ghosts. With strong cultural tradition, Esha has devoted her entire life to her only child, both for his own good and for her personal protection from a painful past. Roshan understands his role as his mother’s refuge, and from an early age, he commits himself to caring for her. But when Jenny and Roshan embark on a forbidden, intercultural relationship, all three get tangled into an inseparable web—betrayal, violence, and shame—leaving them forced to make choices about love and family they never wanted to make while finding peace where they never expected to look.
On October 25, 2018 we will welcome author Melissa Klein with her various romance novels. You can read more about her books on her website. Join us from 4-6 PM during our Farmers Market.
Before filming starts on her next movie, America’s sweetheart, Grace Carradine, wants a girls’ night out. As she dons a disguise to evade the paparazzi, her brown hair isn’t the only deception, so is her upcoming marriage to her costar. Naval-pilot-turned-author, Sebastian “Bash” Baron finds his friends are pairing up and starting families. Given his history, he knows that life isn’t for him-even if the period romance he wrote is being made into a movie. Those stories only exist in fiction-or other people’s lives. The two begin a secret romance, meant to last only as long as the starlet is on location in Bash’s hometown. When the paparazzi, obligations, and pride tear them apart, will Bash come to his senses in time, or will Grace marry the wrong man?