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Past Festival Authors

Over 350 authors, poets, playwrights, illustrators, storytellers, and other presenters have appeared at the Alabama Book Festival since its beginning in 2006. They include:


Chantel Acevedo
Frank "Doc" Adams
Stacy Hawkins Adams
Dan Albergotti

Bruce Alford
Peggy Vonsherie Allen
Nathaniel Allen IIILou Anders
Daniel Anderson
Donald Anderson
Jean Anderson
Tina McElroy Ansa

Jay Asher
Susan Youngblood Ashmore
Ace Atkins

Leah Rawls Atkins

Brandt Ayers
Howard Bahr

Leslie Bailey

Marlin Barton

Gray Basnight

Hester Bass

Jack Bass

Alex Beard

Philip Beidler
T. J. Beitelman
Mary Adams Belk

Walter Bennett

Angela Benson

Stephen Berry

Daniel Black

Melissa  Blackburn

Elise Blackwell

Emma Bolden

Clyde Bolton

James O. Born

Aleta Boudreaux


Natalie Pope Boyce

Delores Boyd

Joey Brackner

Quebe Merritt Bradford

F. T. Bradley

Jane  Bradley

Rick  Bragg

Ashley Bramlett

Sonny Brewer

Will Brigham

Antoinette Brim

Barbara Broach
                   

Joel Brouwer

Kimberly Brown

Nickole Brown

Brundige Historical Society's
We Piddle Around Theater

Jim Buford

Robert Olen Butler

Peter Campion

Guy and Candie CarawanMarian Carcache

Sheryll Cashin

Ashley Chambers

Janet Chambers

John Chambers

Natalie  Chanin

James E. Cherry

J.L. Chestnut

Mark  Childress


Lauren Clark

Georgine Clarke

Pearl Cleage

Lt. Gen. Chick Cleveland

Loretta Cobb

William Cobb

Hunter  Cole


Reed Farrel Coleman

Robert Collins

Pat Conroy

Ruth Cook

Chip Cooper

T Cooper

Priscilla Hancock Cooper

Kim Cross

Tracy Crow

Tony  Crunk

Lynn Cullen

Kirk Curnutt

Robert Dalby

Ann Dalton

DeLana R. A. Dameron


Claire Datnow


Brent Davis


Russell Davis

Sharon L. Davis

James Dean

Melissa Delbridge

Miles DeMott

Paul Devlin

Pat Cunningham Devoto

Elizabeth Dewberry

Laurie Rothrock Dick

Foster Dickson

Penn Dilworth

Tim Dorsey

Mitchell L. H. Douglas

Jeremy Downes

Kimberly Dozier

Kathleen Driskell

dRMagic

Sara Dubose

Gerald Duff

Elizabeth Dulemba

Ted  Dunagan

R. Scot Duncan

Nathalie Dupree

Jennifer Echols

Lynell Edward


Ron  Ellis


Loretta Ellsworth


Robert Ely


Charles Farley


Dan  Farmer


Abe Fawal


Ellen Feldman


Susannah Felts


Margaret Fenton


Linda Fisher


Wayne Flynt


Chris Forhan


Joe Formichella


Therese Anne Fowler


Vernon Fowlkes Jr.


Stephen Fox


Nimrod T. Frazer


Jeff Frederick


Frye Gaillard


Kate Gale


A. M. Garner


Ed Garner


Tarreka Garnett


Charles Ghigna


Faye Gibbons


Dale "Steve" Gierhart


Virginia Gilbert


Susan Gregg Gilmore


Andrew Glaze


Norman Golar


Peter Golenbock


Donald Goodman


Richard  Goodman



Thom Gossom

Matthew Graham

Juliana Gray

Robert Gray

John Green

Wayne Greenhaw


Julia Hightower Gregg


Valerie Gribben


Dan Griffin



Vanessa Davis Griggs




Anton Haardt




Mark Hainds




Carolyn Haines



Wade Hall



Lauretta Hannon



Crystal Dwyer Hansen



James Hansen


Mark Victor Hansen



Michael Reno Harrell



Derrick Harriell


Janice Harrington



Daniel L. Haulman



Martha Hawkins



Rachel Hawkins



Charlotte Hays



David  Haynes



Russell Helms



Carolyn Hembree



Helen Hemphill



Paul Hemphill


Aileen Kilgore Henderson



Patti Callahan Henry



Homer Hickam



Deron Hicks



Peter Hicks



Robert Hicks



Goeff Hill



Isabel Hill



Sean Hill



Alfonza Lee Hobbie



Roy  Hoffman



Ron Hogan



Lita Hooper



Richard Horan



Jennifer Horne



Randall  Horton



Ravi Howard



Andrew Hudgins



Suzanne Hudson



Peter Huggins



Dolores Hydock



Robert Inman



Chervis Isom



Harvey H. Jackson III




Joshilyn Jackson




Richie  Jean Jackson



John Sims Jeter





Deborah Johnson


Rheta Grimsley Johnson



Suzanne Johnson



Les Johnson



Wanda Johnson



Christy  Jordan



Gloria Joseph



Mary Kaiser



Douglas Kearney



Tom Kimmel



Nancy Kincaid


Cassandra King



Wilie James King


Michael Knight


Keetje Kuipers


Jim Lacefield


May Lamar


Nana Lampton


Suzanne La Rosa


Thomas Larson


Peter Last


Irene Latham


Hank Lazer

Celia Lewis


Stacey Little


Eric  Litwin


Charlie Lucas


Dean Mackey


Kerry Madden


Lucy Madden-Lunsford


David Magee


Tasis Malakasis


Marie Manilla


Barry Marks


Michael Martone


Edwin Marty


Cynthia Mask


Burgin Mathews


Sebastian Matthews


Pat Mayer

Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers (Joanne Camp, Marian Carcache, Mary Dansak, Gail Langley, Judith Nunn, Margee Bright-Ragland)

Janet McAdams


Beck McDowell



Erin McGraw


Jennifer McGraw-Miceli


Carolyn Maull McKinstry


Cecil McMillan


Margaret McMullen


Charles McNair


David McRaney


Ashley McWaters


Martin Melosi


Mindy Merrell


Gayden Metcalfe


Tanya Michna


Shelly Fraser Mickle


Linda Kenney Miller

April Moon


Billy Moore


Harry Moore


Stephanie Perry Moore


Mary Carol Moran


Michael Morris


Robert Moss


Jim Murphy

Mary Elizabeth Murphy


Morgan Murphy


Nall


Sena Jeter Naslund

Mary Ann Neeley


R.A. Nelson


Sally Nemeth


Noble, Don

Kenneth W. Noe


James L. Noles Sr.


Fran Missiline Norris


Kevin O'Keefe


Julia Oliver


Robert Olmstead


Elaine Neil Orr


Mary Pope Osborn


Jennifer Paddock

Carol Padgett


Ashley Paige


Greg Pape


Mark Huntley Parson


Robert Parsons


Judith Hillman Paterson

Kathy L. Patrick

Gov. John Patterson


Lisa Patton


P.T. Paul


Molly Peacock


Karren Pell


Tito Perdue


Dee Phelps


Doug Phillips


Gin Phillips


Van Allen Plexico


Taylor M. Polites


Amanda Porter


Jessie Bishop Powell


John Hayes Pritchard Jr.


Dan J. Puckett


Quilters of Gee's Bend


R. B. Quinn


Davis Raines


Alice Randall


Wendy Reed


Roger  Reid


Ron Rickki


Art Roche


Ginger Rue


Pat Boyd Rumore


Charles Salzberg


Sonia  Sanchez


Ameerah Sanders


Dori Sanders


Ginger Sanders


Mary Saums


Julie Schoerke

A. J. Scudiere


Solomon Seay Jr.


Philip Shirley


Elizabeth Findley Shores


Carroll Dale Short


Janet  Simpson


Louie Skipper


Karin Slaughter


John Sledge


Marc  Smirnoff


Abraham Smith


Carl T. Smith


Shari Smith
Laurel Snyder
Linda Spalla
Julia Spencer-Fleming
Erica Spindler
Patricia Sprinkle
Warren St. John
Mary Stanton
Heidi Lynn Staples
Bryan Stevenson
Frank Stitt
Amy Stolls
Clifton Taulbert
Chandra  Sparks Taylor
John Tayman
Jeanie Thompson
Kathleen Thompson
Melinda Rainey Thompson
Sidney Thompson
Keith  Thomson
Warren Trest
Natasha Tretheway
Jacqueline Trimble
Joseph Trimble
Ruth Smith Truss
Kali Van Baale
Wendelin Van Draanen
Doug Van Gundy
Brad Vice
Michael Vigilant
Adam Vines
E. E. Wade

Katie Wainwright


Frank X Walker


Rickey Butch Walker


Sue Brannan Walker


Anne Cope Wallace


Daniel Wallace


Luke Wallin


Toby Warren



Carole Boston Weatherford



Lila Quintero Weaver



Dean Faulkner Wells


Patti White




Barbara Wiedemann


Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder



Deborah Wiles



Caroline Randall Williams


Randall Williams

Larry Williamson


Charles Reagan Wilson


Crystal Wilkinson


Kathryn Tucker Windham


Michael P. Wines


Margaret Wrinkle


J. Wes Yoder


Jake  Adam York


Joe York


Beth Maynor Young


Billie Jean Young


Karen Spears Zacharias


Bob Zellner



Carol Prejean Zippert