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Southern Authors Showcase

Author Judy Reene Singer

Born in Montgomery, partially raised in Brooklyn and then in Long Island, Judy Reene Singer has always had a love for horses. No matter what was going on in her life, she always found comfort through the majestic animals. Her love of horses has helped to shape and inspire many of her books and featured articles in well established magazines and newspapers. Along with writing books, she has been able to study up on another passion of hers, screenwriting. She has even collaborated with a two time Emmy award winning producer/writer on a special screenplay. Today, her family includes her two daughters, husband, four dogs, an African Grey, a Moluccan cockatoo, two cats, a canary, a guinea pig, a few horses and three foster baby elephants. She lives by the motto “A heart that is big enough to hold elephants, can hold everything else.” Stop by the Spotlight Stage on Thursday, October 5th at 2:30pm to hear all about her new novel In The Shadow of Alabama.

Kimberly Lang Author of More Than Anything

Kimberly Lang Author of More Than Anything
USA Today bestselling author Kimberly Lang is a Southern belle with a troublemaking streak and a great love of strong heroes and even stronger heroines. Her first book, The Secret Mistress Arrangement, debuted at #9 on the Waldenbooks series bestseller list and went on to win the 2009 National Readers' Choice Award for Best First Book. Her most recent book is More Than Anything, the third book in the Magnolia Beach series. She is a former ballet dancer and English teacher who now does yoga and kickboxing and writes the kind of books she always loved to read. She’s married to a guy in a kilt, is mom to the most amazing child on the planet, and shares her office space with a dog named Cupid. Don’t miss your chance to hear her speak on the Spotlight Stage at 11:30am on Friday, October 6th.  

Meet Author Olivia deBelle Byrd

Olivia deBelle Byrd knows what it is like to grow up amid Southern traditions. Her most recent book, Save My Place, is a coming-of-age story that earned the 2015 Gold Medal for Florida Fiction from the Florida Publishers Association and a second Gold Medal for Cover Design. Olivia’s first book of humorous anecdotes, Miss Hildreth Wore Brown- Anecdotes of a Southern Belle, was awarded two Silver Medals from the Florida Publishers Association. Stop by the Spotlight Stage on Saturday at 12:30 and see Olivia as she delights the audience with her humorous vignettes and tales of classic Southern personalities you are sure to appreciate. Be sure to stick around after the presentation to meet Olivia and have one of her books signed.

Author Dianne Burch and the Polka Dot Pyrenees, Max

Dianne Burch is an author, speaker, storyteller, and passionate animal advocate. For 20 years, she was an active business owner, creative event planner and involved community service board member. In 2010, she made a life-altering decision to combine her professional skills and her passion for rescue animals. With the help of partner and co-author, Michael Fredrick, World of PawsAbilities was created as a marketing and publishing firm intent on helping to raise the next generation of responsible pet ambassadors through education, entertainment, and community involvement. Her book Maxnificent! The Polka Dot Pyrenees is the first book in a planned series of children’s picture books that pair a traditional style children’s story followed by related educational materials about shelter animals, pet responsibilities, and fun facts. Stop by the Spotlight Stage at 2:30pm on Sunday, October 8th to learn more about rescues groups, humane education and adoptions. Dianne will be accompanied by her loyal companion, Max the Polka Dot Pyrenees!
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