WordSmith Author Series
Saturday, May 27, 2017
Tickets for the panel and signing will be handed out starting at 10AM the day of the event.
AM Writing Workshop with Carolyn Haines - Carolyn Haines will conduct a writing workshop, "Creating Characters that Span a Series," that will cover character development, the growth of characters in a series, the single book arc versus the series arc, and the introduction of secondary characters to keep the series fresh. Seating is limited. Suitable for older teen and adults. 10:30
Registration is for the writing workshop ONLY.
1:00 PM Panel Discussion and Q&A with Carolyn Haines and Kelley Armstrong.
The authors will sign copies* of their books afterwards. Participants may bring their own or purchase copies from Barnes & Noble staff members, who will be on hand.
Free tickets for the panel and signing will be handed out starting at 10 AM. the day of the event. One ticket per person
*Limit of two items signed per author.
USA Today bestselling author Carolyn Haines, a native of Lucedale, Miss., is the author of 25 books under her own name and 40 Harlequin Intrigues titles under the pseudonym Caroline Burnes. She also writes dark, gothic thrillers under the name C.B. Chesterton. The latest novel in her Sarah Booth Delaney southern mystery series, “Sticks and Bones,” is currently available. Haines is the recipient of a 2009 Richard Wright Award for Literary Excellence, an Alabama State Council on the Arts Writing Fellowship, and the 2010 Harper Lee Award for Distinguished Writer of the Year. Prior to her fiction writing career, she was a journalist, experience which she called invaluable. “It was a fabulous life for a young woman, and I had some terrific adventures,” she said. “I once covered an armed robbery on horseback, and on another occasion had to climb a tree to cover a hostage situation in a graveyard.” Haines is an active animal rescuer and has founded a small rescue nonprofit called Good Fortune Farm Refuge. She cares for nine dogs, nine cats, and six horses.
Kelley Armstrong is a #1 New York Times bestselling author who said she’s been telling stories since before she could write; however, she calls her earliest written efforts “disastrous.” If asked for a story about girls and dolls, hers would invariably feature undead girls and evil dolls, much to her teachers’ dismay. “All efforts to make me produce ‘normal’ stories failed,” she recalled. Today, she continues to spin tales of ghosts and demons and werewolves, while safely locked away in her basement writing dungeon. She is best known for her Otherworld series and also writes the Darkest Powers and Darkness Rising teen series and The Blackwell Pages middle-grade series with Melissa Marr. Armstrong tackles the mystery genre in her new Casey Duncan series. She lives in southwestern Ontario with her husband, kids, and far too many pets.