Local writers dominate the list with the following names: Darlene Franklin-Campbell, LouAnn Russell, Tim Roy, Trudy Chelf Harden, Christopher Rowe and his wife Gwenda Bond, Dennis Crump, Donna Jones, Marshall Smith, Ernestine Smith Bennett, Lilburn Roy, Mike Watson, “The Elusive” J.D.G. via representative, Janice Holt & Henry Giles Society, Adair County Genealogical Society.
Linda Marcum Waggener will represent her late mother, Mrs. Geniece Leftwich Marcum; Kayla M. Garrison will be represented and her book.
Dr. John Mark Carter, Russell County, “Young Eyes Witnessed the horrors of the Battle of Mill Springs”... The uthor weaves a tapestry of drama, emotions, and terrors of a dark period in American in The Parsons' Sons.
Lanny Tucker, Green County, History Among Us: Green County in Photographs, Interviews, & Stories.
Mr. Tucker, Green County historian, has produced numerous literary works, among them History Among Us. An accurate history of the development of Green County, highlighting some of its people and places.
Joe Fair, a Vietnam veteran, resides at Campbellsville, will sign Call Sign Dracula: My Tour With the Black Scarves, April 1969 to March 1970. Call Sign Dracula provides an outstanding, valuable and worthy in-depth look into the life of a U.S. Army Infantry soldier serving with the famed 1st Infantry Division—The Big Red One—in Vietnam.
Regional authors will also be available: John M.L. Brown, Nashville attorney with roots in Cumberland County. The Kentucky Way is his first book. He spent about 15 years tweaking it before he finally kicked it out of the nest. The book, which is set in Crittenden County in the 1930s and 40s, was a labor of love for the county and the people who live there.
Mystie Parker, of Louisville, will sign: Jesse's List, Mann Cakes, Hearts in Exile, etc.
Kyle Alexander Romines, of Campbellsville, A Sound in the Dark, The Keeper of the Crows, The Crononaut.
Christy Howell-Hoots, resident of Maysville, KY, will be presenting two young adult fantasy fiction novels, one is The Academy.
Misty L. Butler will be in attendance with Finally Spoken: Words of Hope.
Ruth Irene Garrett will sign Crossing Over and other titles; her work is based upon the Old Order Amish. She was reared in the Old Order community of Kalona, Iowa. Other titles: Crossing Over, My Amish Heritage, Born Amish.
Kentucky State Book Fair Participants—The Annual Kentucky Book Fair, scheduled for Saturday, November 18, is the premiere book event in the State each year. 2017 shows a change in venue to the Kentucky Horse Park for the first time, it grew too big for Frankfort.
Adair County Book Fair is proud to have four of the KBF authors with us on November 4:
Joe Keith Bickett, of Raywick, KY, will attend or send a representative with his groundbreaking new book The Origins of the Cornbread Mafia.
Christopher Rowe, resident of Lexington, but native of Adair, will sign his new book Telling the Map as well as previously published titles.
Gwenda Bond, resident of Lexington, wife of Adair's Chris Rowe, will sign Lois Lane: Triple Threat, the follow-up to Fallout and Double Down.
Ann H. Gabhart, resident of Lawrenceburg, Anderson County, is a noted Kentucky fiction author whose recent books of historical fiction and mystery are much in demand. She will sign These Healing Hills and other titles.