Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Texas Author Series Brings in Talented Texan Writers

The Friends of the Abilene Public Library is set to provide the community with great chances to meet talented authors from the Lone Star state in the latest installment of the Texas Author Series @ Your Library.  Five authors have been secured to provide FREE author talks across four separate program dates running in March and April, and you're invited to attend them all.

Each program will be hosted during the noon hour and guests are welcome to bring in their lunches, or purchase a light lunch from the Friends of the Library for $5, drinks provided.  Each session will offer an engaging presentation, Q&A, a chance to purchase copies of the featured works as well as participate in a book signing with the author/s.  All events will be hosted at the Main Library (202 Cedar St.).

The Texas Author Series is supported by a grant from the Abilene Cultural Affairs Council, HeARTS for the ARTS, the Abilene Arts Alliance, the City of Abilene, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

2016's Featured Authors & Events

March 7, 2016 at Noon
Author: Dr. Tom Hutton
Book: "Carrying the Black Bag: A Neurologist's Bedside Tales"
Dr. Tom Hutton is an internationally recognized clinical and research neurologist and educator.  The past president of the Texas Neurological Society, Dr. Hutton served as professor and vice chairman of the Department of Medical and Surgical Neurology at the Texas Tech School of Medicine.  He now resides on his cattle ranch near Fredericksburg, TX.  In his book, he covers 30+ years of practicing in West Texas and Minnesota and how he discovered a doctor's best teachers are often his patients. 

March 28, 2016 at Noon
Author: Pam Morsi
Book: "Mr. Right Goes Wrong"
Pamela Morsi is a bestselling, award-winning novelist who finds humor in everyday life and honor in ordinary people.  As a former librarian, she's authored 28 titles and currently resides in San Antonio, TX with her husband and daughter.  In her featured book, you'll read about a man who's no longer Mr. Nice Guy.  Like a bad-choice-making boomerang, Mazy has returned to her mom's tiny house in Brandt Mountain.  But at this time, she's got her teenage son, True, in tow and no intention of messing up ever again.  Determined to rebuild her life, she's not here to make friends - or fall in love.  Eli has loved Mazy since they got pretend married in second grade.  But after being burned by Mazy for two decades, Eli's got a new strategy.  Mazy likes bad boys, so a bad boy is what he'll be.  How hard can it be to act like a jerk? 

April 11, 2016 at Noon
Author: Chuck Bailey
Book: "Texas Political Memorabilia: Buttons, Bumper Stickers, and Broadsides"
Chuck Bailey is a lawyer and lobbyist in Austin who began collecting Texas political memorabilia in sixth grade and has since amassed one of the largest and most exhaustive collections of this kind.  Bailey has worked in and around Texas politics throughout his career, and now he's taking you deep into his world in his book.  Inside, it presents the most exceptional, most memorable, and most informative examples of Texas political memorabilia covering everything from the presidential campaigns of Lyndon Johnson and both George Bushes, to U.S. House and Senate elections, to statewide races for governor and the Texas House and Senate, to county and city elections. 

April 25, 2016 at Noon
Authors: Nicole Sparks & Jenna Marwitz
Book: "It's Our Crockin' Life: Continuing Our Love of Crockin' Through Every Lifestyle"
Sparks & Marwitz (aka The Crockin' Girls) of Brownwood are here to give you a great collection of over 170 diverse slow cooker recipes to suit families of all lifestyles.  Whether you are on the go or a homebody, a small household or a family bursting at the seams, looking to cook fresh or have a sweet tooth, this book has a recipe for everyone's taste!  With a full-page colored photo for every recipe and its unique lay-flat binding, this cookbook may be your go-to solution in getting a home-cooked meal to the table.  Plus, if you attend their author talk, we're going to be serving up recipes straight from the book.

For more information about the Texas Author Series, contact us at 325-676-6025.

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