Event Rescheduled!

Thank you so much for your patience while we worked on getting this event rescheduled. The new event date is Monday, August 29th, at 7pm at Bea’s Detroit.

Event information for Viola Shipman event with link to ticket page.
Tickets available!

Meet Viola Shipman (Wade Rouse)
Monday, August 29 at 7pm

For our first live event in 2022, we’re thrilled to present Wade Rouse, who writes under the name Viola Shipman. We’re being hosted at Bea’s Detroit. Wade will be discussing his newest book, “The Edge of Summer”. Your ticket includes a entry to the event, a copy of the book, and we’ll have refreshments and a dessert bar available. Wade will be available for autographs after the event.

May 23, 2022 – Summer Must-Reads!

Recording Available

Recording coming soon! – We had four authors join us on Zoom for a panel discussion by four amazing authors. The panelists are:

You can purchase books from our online bookstore partner, Bookshop.org

2022 Winter Series

The Book and Author Society was thrilled to offer three fantastic authors for our Winter 2022 Virtual Author Series. We encourage you to freely share them with your friends, co-workers, library patrons, and fellow book-lovers.

February 21 – Daniel Black

Recording Available

About Daniel Black

Daniel Black is an author and professor of African American studies and English at Clark Atlanta University, His books include The Coming, Perfect Peace, and They Tell Me of a Home. He is the winner of the Distinguished Writer’s Award for the Mid-Atlantic Writer’s Association has been nominated for The Townsend Literary Prize, The Ernest J. Gaines Award, the Ferro-Grumbley Literary Prize, the Lambda Literary Award, and the Georgia Author of the Year Prize. He was raised in Blackwell, Arkansas and lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

About “Don’t Cry For Me”

“On his deathbed, a Black father named Jacob writes a letter to his gay son, Isaac, to whom he has not spoken in many years. Jacob seeks not only reconciliation but the opportunity to communicate family and ancestral truths to his only son as he recalls a rural Arkansas background dating to the days of enslavement, his painfully chaotic relationship with Isaac’s mother, and his sorrow at the collapse of their family. Above all, he senses where he failed as a father. From the multi-award-nominated author of Tell Me of a Home; with a 75,000-copy first printing.” – Library Journal, September 1, 2021.

March 21 – Bryn Turnbull

Recording Available

About Bryn Turnbull

When she was eleven years old, Bryn Turnbull accidentally put her foot through a single-pane window while leafing through a well-worn copy of Sandman (Volume 2). The incident, which resulted in a trip to the hospital, five stitches, and a unique application of superglue, taught her two things: one, that reading is not, and should not be attempted as, a full-contact sport; and two, that writers can create worlds within a book so absorbing, so completely and utterly all-encompassing, that they can drive readers to such distraction as to forget the outside world entirely.

Today, Bryn is a writer of historical fiction. Equipped with a Master of Letters in Creative Writing from the University of St. Andrews and a Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from McGill University, Bryn, who resides in Toronto, writes books intended to drive readers to similar levels of distraction – to transport them into different eras and different worlds, but hopefully not into the hospital.

With a penchant for fountain pens that leak ink onto her fingers, antique furniture, and traveling, Bryn is, admittedly, an old soul with limited patience for modern conveniences – but if you want to get in touch with her, email – that most ancient of online technologies – is the best way to do it.

Bryn is represented by Kevan Lyon of the Marsal Lyon Literary Agency. Her debut novel, The Woman Before Wallis, was released by Mira on July 21, 2020, and became a Canadian bestseller.

About “The Last Grand Duchess”

Publishers Weekly: “Turnbull again successfully humanizes a family of powerful historical figures… with a gift at making Olga’s situation painfully tangible. This amply justifies taking another look at the lives of the condemned royals.”

April 11 – Jane Green

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About Jane Green

“The author of eighteen New York Times bestsellers and nineteen USA TODAY bestsellers, Jane Green is a former journalist in the UK and a graduate of the International Culinary Center in New York. Her many novels include Jemima J, The Beach House, Falling, The Sunshine Sisters and, most recently, The Friends We Keep, and she has published one cookbook, Good Taste.”

About “Sister Stardust”

Jane Green reimagines the life of troubled icon Talitha Getty in this transporting story from a forgotten chapter of the Swinging ’60s

Claire grew up in a small town, far from the glitz and glamour of London. On the cusp of adulthood, she yearns for the adventure and independence of a counterculture taking root across the world.

When she’s offered the chance to start anew in Morocco, in a palace where famous artists and musicians—even the Rolling Stones—have been known to visit, she seizes the chance. Arriving in Marrakesh, she’s quickly swept up in a heady world of music, drugs and communal living. And Talitha Getty, socialite wife of a famous oil heir, seems to preside over the whole scene. As Claire is pulled into her orbit, the realities of Talitha’s precarious existence set off a chain of dangerous events that could alter Claire’s life forever.

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