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Adair to be well represented at Book Fair today, Sat 4 Nov 2017

An updated list of authors - apologies if any left out - today. See also Adair County Book Fair is Saturday, November 4, 2017
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By Mike Watson

Adair County will be well represented at Book Fair, to be held today, Saturday, November 4, 2017, at the Adair Public Library, 307 Greensburg Street, Columbia, KY, from 1pm to 3pmCT.

It has been some years since the last book fair and a great turnout is expected for the local and regional talent who will be on hand to speak with readers and sign copies of their works. Remember: Christmas is coming! What better gift than a personalized book! Held just two weeks prior to the Kentucky Book Fair in Lexington, the State's premiere writers event, the Adair BookFair will be host to four well-known writers who will be among the KBF's top attractions.


Christopher Rowe, Adair County's native son, his lovely wife, Gwenda Bond; Anderson County's Ann H. Gabhart, and Joe Keith Bickett of Raywick, KY comprise this impressive list.

Darlene Franklin Campbell, well-known to every reader, will be a highlight of the Adair Fair. Native and resident, writer and teacher, storyteller and artist of tremendous talent, Darlene will be present to sign several of her titles and we hope everyone can come out and make her day!

John M.L. Brown, a Nashville attorney, native of Crittenden County with roots in Cumberland County will sign his The Kentucky Way, a story of life and living in Kentucky in the 1930s and 40s.

Dr. John Mark Carter, of Russell County, KY will offer his excellent historical novel of the Civil War Battle of Mill Springs, The Parson's Sons, which has received rave reviews.

Tim Roy is one of our own who will be here with his A Warrior's Spirit, an autobiographical experience like no other, a true story of determination and success.

Kayla Garrison, local author and philanthropist, cannot be present, but copies of her book will be available. Kadee's Hope: A Family's Fight Against Childhood Cancer, is her response to a world in need.

Trudy Chelf Harden, a native of Knifley, KY, has penned a personal testimony of difficult times encountered and how God helped her through each one. Pieces: When Broken Becomes Beautiful.

Misty L. Butler will be in attendance with Finally Spoken: Words of Hope.

Ruth Irene Garrett will sign Crossing Over and other titles; her work is based upon the Old Order Amish. She was reared in the Old Order community of Kalona, Iowa. Other titles: Crossing Over, My Amish Heritage, Born Amish.

Lilburn Roy is expected to be at the book fair with Dr. Pepper, Columbia, Kentucky, the definitive source for local soft drink memorabilia. A one of a kind--man and book--Mr. Roy is an encyclopedia!

Mysti Parker: Jesse's List, Mann Cakes, Hearts in Exile, etc. Mysti Parker is an award-winning author and shameless chocoholic. She writes romance for every reader's taste from super sweet to scandalously spicy. When she's not writing the next best-story-ever or tackling the endless mountain of laundry, she works as a freelance copywriter and editor. Mysti resides in Louisville, Kentucky with her husband, three children and too many pets.

Kyle Alexander Romines: A Sound in the Dark, The Keeper of the Crows, The Crononaut. Kyle is a teller of tales from the hills of Kentucky. His writing interests include fantasy, science fiction, horror, and western. Kyle's debut horror novel, The Keeper of the Crows, appeared on the Preliminary Ballot of the 2015 Bram Stoker Awards in the category of Superior Achievement in a First Novel.

Christy Howell-Hoots, resident of Maysville, KY, will be presenting two young adult fantasy fiction novels, one is The Academy; she is currently working on her first screenplay for a full-length dark fantasy movie.

Dennis Crump, a graduate of Adair County High School and Lindsey Wilson College, is the author of the story of the tabernacle in the wilderness. Rev. Crump, formerly of Columbia, has written Approaching the Holy: A Season in God's House, his 2007 book on the tabernacle.

Donna Jones, "The Farmers' Market on the Square, Family Recipes Cookbook, Volume 1. Donna Jones, will represent FM2 with the brand new organization cookbook, made up of some of the best recipes from the best cooks in the region and recommends use of the best produce anywhere! All proceeds go toward the Childrens' Meal Program and accompanying educational plan sponsored by FM2.

Marshall Smith, native Adair Countian and resident of Columbia, is a natural born writer and poet. He will be present with two books, one just off the press this past week. Mr. Smith, one of the nicest men in the state, is also a noted folklorist, storyteller, folk artist, and wood craftsman.

Ernestine Smith Bennett, The Old Country Stores, genealogist and local historian in residence at the Adair County Public Library, a native of Earls Ridge, will be present with both volumes of her excellent pictorial history of the country stores of the county.

Lanny Tucker, Green County historian, has produced numerous literary works, among them History Among Us. An accurate history of the development of Green County, highlighting some of its people and places.

Joe Fair, a Vietnam veteran who resides at Campbellsville, Taylor County, will offer and sign his Call Sign Dracula: My Tour With the Black Scarves, April 1969 to March 1970, which provides an outstanding, valuable and worthy in-depth look into the life of a U.S. Army Infantry soldier serving with the famed 1st Infantry Division--The Big Red One--in Vietnam.

Michael C. Watson, will have many of his titles available, including: An Adair County History, Volume 1; Adair County Militia Rolls, 1862-1865; History of Adair County, by Judge Rollin T. Hurt; Kentucky Divorces, 1792-1850; Looking Back, Volumes 1, 2, 3; War of 1812 Veterans with Connections to Adair County, Kentucky. J.D.G. & Company, or the elusive "Jim" was have a display of his work, though he could not be with us in person. Represented by Mike Watson, some titles are: 1918 Adair County News Items on WWI Soldiers From Adair County; Ben Carter's Cross Country Trip, 1851; Death Comes Calling, Columbia, KY, Undertakers, c1896-1929; Early Cinema in Columbia; Farmers Bank of Cane Valley; From Hope to Hilltop: The Establishment of the Lindsey Wilson Training School, Late 1899-Early 1904 and Glimpses to 1910; Judge Herschel Clay Baker's Historical and Biographical Sketches of Adair County, Kentucky; P.O.W.s, Prisoners of War from Adair County in World War II; Rev. Z.T. Williams' Trip to the Holy Land; Robbery of the Bank of Columbia, 1872; Wit and Wisdom of Dr. J.T. Jones, Prose and poems by local dentist and wit, Dr. Jones.

Janice Holt Giles & Henry Giles Society will be represented and will have copies of the Giles' books on had for sale. Adair County Genealogical Society, will have the following publications as long a supplies last: Adair County, Kentucky: A Pictorial History, Volume 1; Adair County, Kentucky: A Pictorial History, Volume 2; Bible Records of Adair County, Kentucky; Early Columbia, by Mrs. Ruth Paull Burdette; Adair County, KY Cemeteries, Volumes 1-8. If I have left anyone off this list, my sincere apologies, as the list has grown tremendously in a surprisingly short time! - Mike


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