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2015 Festival Authors

Thanks to all the wonderful authors who have participated in the Alabama Book Festival since its beginning. You can find them, as well as all previous Festival authors, by clicking here.


As authors confirm their participation in the 2015 Festival, you'll see their names here.


Lou Anders - Thrones & Bones: Frostborn (middle-grade fantasy adventure)

Marlin Barton - Pasture Art: Stories (short fiction)

Rick Bragg - Jerry Lee Lewis: His Own Story (bio)

Ashley Chambers - The Clumsy Women Creepeth Forward (poetry)

Reed Farrel Coleman - Robert B. Parker's Blind Spot (fiction)

T Cooper & Allison Glock-Cooper - The Changers: Book 1: Drew (teen fiction)

Kim Cross - What Stands in a Storm: Three Days in the Worst Superstorm to Hit the South's Tornado Alley (history)

Lynn Cullen - Mrs. Poe (fiction)

Erika DeSimone & Fidel Louis, editors - Voices Beyond Bondage: An Anthology of Verse by African Americans of the 19th Century (poetry)

Laurie Rothrock Dick - Secrets of the Ladies Mission Society (fiction)

Nimrod Thompson Frazer - Send the Alabamians: World War I Fighters in the Rainbow Division (history)

Faye Gibbons - Halley (teen fiction)

Julia Gregg - Wild Sweet Orange Ride (memoir)

Jennifer Horne - Tell the World You're a Wildflower: Stories (fiction)

Ravi Howard - Driving the King (fiction)

Peter Last - The Birthright Chronicles: Guardians of Magessa (teen fantasy fiction)

Pat Mayer - Two Legs, Bad: Dog Town Tales (short fiction)

David McRaney  - You Are Now Less Dumb (psychology, science)

Ashley McWaters - Whitework (poetry)

Harry Moore - Time's Foot (poetry)

Philip Shirley - The White Lie (fiction)

Heidi Lynn Staples - Noise Event (poetry)

Bryan Stevenson - Just Mercy (nonfiction)

Daniel Wallace - The Cat's Pajamas (children's)

Sheyann Webb-Christburg - Selma, Lord, Selma: Girlhood Memories of the Civil Rights Days(memoir, Alabama Book Festival Student Readers Group selection)

Deborah Wiles - Revolution (young readers fiction -- National Book Award finalist)

Joseph P. Wood - YOU (poetry)