One of the best literary festivals in the Appalachia region is held at the end of February every year in Sevierville, Tennessee. Authors clamor to secure a booth at this annual event organized by Sevier County historian, Carroll McMahan. Between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, the Sevierville Convention Center located at 202 Gists Creek Road will host the event, and is FREE to the public (the luncheon, of course, costs $20 per person).
East Tennessee Writers Hall of Fame (Class of 2009) and Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame (Class of 2014) author Sam Venable has the lead slot with his workshop, “How to Talk and Rite Good” and other workshop presenters include director/producer Bill Landry, writer/illustrator/photographer Stephen Lyn Bales, award-winning journalist Will Harlan, Mark Maden, and Renea Winchester. The keynote speakers at the event are Wendy Welch and Jack Beck.
As I approach a milestone in my literary career (my book “Nick Nack Paddywhack” will mark my twentieth published book), I’m looking forward to participating in this festival and meeting fans in person. In the booth next to me, fans can meet author Thomas D. Taylor, and acquaint themselves with his books. And yes, both of us will be signing books at this event.
Pencil in some time on Saturday, February 28 between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM to take a peek at my new book titles, ask questions about the characters including the inimitable Missy Barrett, and more!