Everly Ryan

Historical Romance Author

Birmingham Public Library Local Authors Expo

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Meet me at the annual Local Authors Expo held at the Birmingham, Alabama Central Library. This event is will showcase up to 100 Alabama authors and will be held on Saturday, February 2, between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Authors will be on hand to discuss their work, sell and autograph their books, and talk about their writing process.

This year's event will feature two speakers.

Carolyn Maull McKinstry is the author of While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement, a poignant and gripping eyewitness account of what it was like to grow up in the Jim Crow South. Her book covers everything from the the bombings, riots, and assassinations to the historic marches and triumphs that characterized the civil rights era. Fourteen-year-old Carolyn McKinstry was just a few feet away from a bomb, which had been planted by the Ku Klux Klan, berore it exploded at Sixteenth Street Baptist Church in September 1963. Four girls were killed. In her book, she shares how racial relations have evolved over the past five decades and gives an incredible testament to how far we've come, and how far we have yet to go. McKinstry will speak at 1 p.m. in the Arrington Auditorium.

BPL librarian and author Jared Millet will present a workshop for aspiring writers titled Show, Don't Tell: How to Breathe Life Into Your Writing. "Show, don't tell" is the most common piece of advice that beginning writers get from professionals, teachers, and industry insiders. Millet will clarify what "show, don't tell" actually means and demonstrate how to use writing to give readers a strong emotional experience. The workshop begins at 10:30 a.m. in the Arrington Auditorium.



While the World Watched book jacketLocal Authors Expo

February 2, 2013
10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Central Library - 1st Floor
Writing Seminar
Show, Don't Tell: How to Breathe Life Into Your Writing

February 2, 2013
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Central Library - Arrington Auditorium
Carolyn Maull McKinstry, Author
While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement

February 2, 2013
1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Central Library - Arrington Auditorium


2013 Authors

@ Liberty to Speak Hearing the Word with a Spiritual Ear
Ed Abernathy Reckon Why
Frederick J. Arceneaux Mirrored
Kamenka Belton Laying at the Altar: The Ultimate Solution for Healing Sexual Trauma
Scott Blasingame The Warrior-Son
Elizabeth Bolte
Katherine Bone Duke by Day, Rogue by Night
Latonska Boswell
Jeanetta Britt W.O.O.F.: Women of Overcoming Faith
Joyce E. Brooks Self-Inflicted Overoad: Five Steps to Achieving Work-Life Balance and Becoming Your Very Best
Tahiera Brown
Jo Ann Brown Fat Tuesday: A Book About Mardi Gras
A. Bryant
Douglas Carpenter A Powerful Blessing
Harry Chambers
Gregory L. Clarke Light Will Make Rats Run
Jessie Crawford The Leroy series of children’s books
Dr. Roderick Van Daniel Notebook of Faith
Elizabeth Diaz
Enrique Diaz
Dionne Edwards Old Fashioned Recipes...Shared with Friends and Family
Alberta Felder We've Come This Far by Faith
Mary V. Freeman Incandescent
Steve Gierhart
Debra Glass Eternal
Judith Glenn
Sandra Gomez
Sybil Green
Vanessa Davis Griggs The Other Side of Dare
Emily Guido Charmeine
J. Mark Hart Fielder's Choice
Laura Hayden
Askhari Johnson Hodari
Hans Hooks
Avery Hurt
Rosanna Ingram
DeLois Jackson Faith: My Walking Cane to Glory
Raymond Jackson
Suzanne Johnson Royal Street
Jessie Jones Old Fashioned Recipes for the Soul, Your Health, Comfort and Romance
Tracy Kauffman
William F. Kelly Dangerous Passage
Deborah Brooks Langford Brooke
Helen Shores Lee The Gentle Giant of Dynamite Hill: The Untold Story of Arthur Shores and His Family’s Fight for Civil Rights
Jacqueline Lewis
Creola Lucas
John Mantooth Shoebox Train Wreck
Carolyn Maull McKinstry While the World Watched: A Birmingham Bombing Survivor Comes of Age During the Civil Rights Movement
Consuelia R. Diggs Michael Movin’ Mountains
LaQuita Middleton-Holmes Nappyminded Ideology
Jared Millet Summer Gothic: A Collection of Southern Hauntings
Jessie Miller
Shirley W. Mitchell
Mary Murphy
Adrienne Yvonne Norton The Eleventh Voice
Stephanie Osborn StarSong
Jack Owens Don’t Shoot, We’re Republicans!
Christy Reece Sweet Reward 2010 Local Authors Expo
Kimberly Richardson Tales from a Goth Librarian
Debra Eubanks Riffe Holding the Line
Myra Rutledge
Doug Segrest A Storm Came Up
Toni Shealey Lost and Turned Out
Beth Shelnutt A Life Between Light and Darkness
James Shelnutt
Lisa Shobe
Carrol Short
Annie Laura Smith
Helen P. Smith Why Be Ordinary? When You Can Be Extraordinary!!
Jennifer Stimson
Karl Heinz Strick Boy With a White Flag
Amy Leigh Strickland The Olympia Heights series
Kyle & Carly Strickland Sunshine's Night Out
Brandan Stuckey
Carla Swafford Circle of Deception
Marie Sutton
Gigi Talley
Dwayne Thompson Real Talk
Melinda Rainey Thompson I Love You – Now Hush
Skip Tucker Pale Blue Light
Clarence Watkins Baseball in Birmingham
Rick Watson Life Happens
J.D. Weeks Birmingham: Then and Now
Andrea Billingsly Whitfield What's the Black Alphabet?
Phyllis Williams
Larry Williamson Tallapoosa
NaTasha Worthy Without Parental Consent

The Local Authors Expo is presented by the Friends of the Birmingham Public Library, a nonprofit association that supports Birmingham Public Library special needs by providing volunteer and financial resources.