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Summer Booksignings Calendar

Authors on our Summer Reading List are reading and signing across the South all summer long. Find them at a bookstore or event near you. And if you take your picture with one of our authors, send it to [email protected] We’ll publish it for Literary Friday.

Booksignings by Author 

Note: Not all signings are free and open to the public; some require a ticket. Please check with the bookstore or venue before attending. 

 

ASHTON LEE

The Cherry Cola Book ClubJUNE 17 – Book club discussion and signing at Burkesville/Cumberland County Library in Burkesville, Kentucky, 1 p.m.

JUNE 18 – Book club discussion and signing at West End Library in Baldwin, Louisiana, 5 p.m.

JUNE 24 – Radio interview on “All Things Southern” with Shellie Rushing Tomlinson in Lake Providence, Louisiana

JULY 18 – Discussion on “How To Get Published,” reading and signing at Judge George Armstrong Library in Natchez, Mississippi, 5-6:30 p.m.

AUGUST 6 – Reading and signing at Main St. Books in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

The Sassy BellesAUGUST 26 – Turning Pages Book Club Discussion at Turning Pages & More Books in Natchez, Mississippi, 7 p.m.

 

BETH ALBRIGHT

JULY 16 – Reading and signing at The Book Exchange in Marietta, Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

 

BETH HOFFMAN

Looking for Me by Beth HoffmanJUNE 18 – Signing at Barnes & Noble Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia, 7 p.m.

JUNE 19 – Lunch and signing at Fiction Addiction in Greenville, South Carolina; call 864-675-0540 for tickets, noon

JUNE 21 – Lunch and signing at Kimbel’s Restaurant in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, 11 a.m.

JUNE 22 – Signing at Costco in Charleston, South Carolina, noon-2 p.m.

 

CLAIRE COOK

timefliesJUNE 24 – Joint event with Mary Kay Andrews
 at Book Exchange in 
Marietta Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

JULY 26-27 – Book party and reinvention workshop for resort guests and winners of TIME FLIES sweepstakes!
 at Lake Austin Spa Resort
 in Austin, Texas

 

DOROTHEA BENTON FRANK 

JUNE 10  Talk and signing
 at Pelican Books in Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina, 6 p.m.

JUNE 11  Author luncheon at 
Litchfield Books in Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, 11 a.m.; signing, 2 p.m.

JUNE 11 – Talk and signing at 
Books-A-Million 
in Columbia, South Carolina, 7 p.m.

JUNE 12  Author luncheon
 at Fiction Addiction 
in Greer, South Carolina, noon

JUNE 12  Talk and signing at 
Hub City Bookshop 
in Spartanburg, South Carolina, 7 p.m.

JUNE 13  Author Luncheon
 at Daniel Island Club 
in Charleston, South Carolina, 11:30 a.m.

JUNE 13  Reception at the 
Junior League of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina, 6 p.m.

The Last Original WifeJUNE 14  Author luncheon at 
Blue Bicycle Books in Charleston, South Carolina, 11:30 a.m.

JUNE 14  Talk and signing at 
Books-A-Million in Aiken, South Carolina, 6:30 p.m.

JUNE 15 – Signing
 at Barnes & Noble in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, 2 p.m.

JUNE 17 – Talk and signing
 with Friends of the Newberry County Library in Newberry, South Carolina, noon

JUNE 17 – Talk and signing
 at Charlotte-Mecklenburg in Charlotte, North Carolina, 7 p.m.

JUNE 18 – Author luncheon
 at Country Bookshop 
in Southern Pines, North Carolina; tickets are $40 and include a hardcover copy of “The Last Original Wife” and lunch by Southern Whey, noon

JUNE 18 – Talk and signing at 
Quail Ridge Books 
in Raleigh, North Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

JUNE 19  Talk and signing at High Point University 
in High Point, North Carolina, 10:30 a.m.

JUNE 20  Author luncheon at Madison County Library 
in Asheville, North Carolina, 11 a.m.

JUNE 20  Talk and signing at Malaprops Bookstore 
in Asheville, North Carolina, 7 p.m.

JUNE 21 – Talk and signing at Books & Books 
in Coral Gables, Florida, 8 p.m.

JUNE 23 – Signing at Costco 
in Charleston, South Carolina, 1 p.m.

JUNE 24 – Author luncheon
 at Foxtale Book Shoppe in Woodstock, Georgia, noon

JUNE 24 – Talk and signing at the 
Margaret Mitchell House 
in Atlanta, Georgia, 7 p.m.

 

The-Guest-HouseERIKA MARKS 

JUNE 10 – Book club and author event for “Little Gale Gumbo” and “The Guest House” at Book Exchange in Marietta, Georgia, 6 p.m.

JUNE 21-22 – High Country Festival of the Book, Boone, North Carolina

 

KAREN WHITE

JUNE 10 – 

Book Your Lunch at Fiction Addiction in 
Greenville, South Carolina, noon

JUNE 10 – Talk and signing at Fountainhead Bookstore in 
Hendersonville, North Carolina, 7 p.m.

JUNE 11 – Talk and signing at Park Road Books
 in 
Charlotte, North Carolina, 7 p.m.

JUNE 12 – Talk and signing at 
Country Bookshop in Southern Pines, North Carolina, noon

JUNE 13 -Talk and signing at 
Edisto Island Bookstore in 
Edisto Island, South Carolina, 3-5 p.m.

The Time BetweenJUNE 14  
Talk and signing 
Litchfield Golf & Beach Resort Tara Ballroom in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, 11 a.m.

JUNE 17 – 
Talk and signing at Blue Bicycle
 in 
Charleston, South Carolina, 4 p.m.

JUNE 18  
Literary Guild of St. Simons Island talk
 at The St. Simons Island Casino in St. Simons Island, Georgia, 10:30 a.m.

JUNE 19  Hattie’s Books
 Luncheon in 
Brunswick, Georgia, noon

JUNE 19  Talk and signing at Books Plus in Amelia Island, Florida, 5 p.m.

JUNE 20  
Talk and signing at Vero Beach Book Center
 in 
Vero Beach, Florida, 6 p.m.

JUNE 21 – Signing at 
The Bookmark in 
Neptune Beach, Florida, 7 p.m.

JUNE 22 – 
Signing and discussion at Barrel of Books and Games in Mount Dora, Florida, 2 p.m.

JUNE 24 – 
Talk and signing at Bookshelf & Gallery
 in 
Thomasville, Georgia, 7 p.m.

JUNE 25 – Talk and signing at The Blue Giraffe
 in 
Santa Rosa Beach, Florida, 10 a.m.

JUNE 26 – Talk and signing at Page & Pallete
 in Fairhope, Alabama, noon

 

MARY ALICE MONROE 

JUNE 19 Keynote speech at
 Limestone College
 in 
Gaffney, South Carolina

JUNE 23 – Talk and signing at Dorchester County Library in St. George, South Carolina, 3 p.m.

JUNE 25 – Salt Marsh Author Series and official Book Launch Luncheon at Moss Creek Clubhouse in Hilton Head, South Carolina, noon

JUNE 25 – Talk and signing at Books-A-Million in Aiken, South Carolina, 6:30 p.m.

JUNE 26 – Talk and luncheon at the Piedmont Club in Spartanburg, South Carolina, noon

JUNE 26 – Talk and signing at Lexington Main Library, 6 p.m.

JUNE 27 – Fiction Addiction Author Luncheon Series at The Thornblade Club in Greer, South Carolina, noon

JUNE 27 – Talk and signing at Books-A-Million in Sumter, South Carolina, 6 p.m.

JULY 2 – Talk and lunch at Litchfield Beach & Gold Resort Tara Ballroom in Pawley’s Island, South Carolina, 11 a.m.; booksigning to follow at Litchfield Books, 2 p.m.

The Summer GirlsJULY 2 – Wine and stories at Silver Coast Winery in Isle Beach, North Carolina, 6 p.m.

JULY 5 – Lowcountry afternoon with reading, signing, steel drum music and food at Wild Dunes Resort in Isle of Palms, South Carolina, 1-3 p.m.

JULY 6 – Talk at City Lights Bookstore in Sylva, North Carolina, 3 p.m.

JULY 7 – Talk and signing at Fountainhead Bookshop in Hendersonville, North Carolina, 5 p.m.

JULY 9 – Talk and signing at The Concord Library in Concord, North Carolina, 6 p.m.

JULY 10 – Talk and signing at Quail Ridge Books in Raleigh, North Carolina, 7:30 p.m.

JULY 11 – Author luncheon at The Weymouth Center in Southern Pines, North Carolina, 11 a.m.

JULY 12 – “Friend-raiser” luncheon for First Book at Hilton Garden Inn in Wilmington, North Carolina, 1-3 p.m.

JULY 12 – Talk and signing at Quartermoon Books in Topsail Beach, North Carolina, 6 p.m.

JULY 13 – Fundraiser for First Book at First Book in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, 11 a.m.

JULY 15 – Talk and signing at The Public Library in Chattanooga, Tennessee, 5 p.m.

JULY 16 – Talk and signing at Foxtale Bookshoppe in Atlanta, Georgia, 7 p.m.

JULY 28 – Lowcountry art, signing and food at Lowcountry Artists Gallery in Charleston, South Carolina, 2 p.m.

AUGUST 31 – Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia, 2 p.m.

 

MARY KAY ANDREWS

Ladies' Night by Mary Kay AndrewsJUNE 10 – 
Talk/reading/Q&A/signing
 at Decatur Public Library
 in Decatur, Alabama, 
noon

JUNE 10  Talk/reading/Q&A/signing
 at Alabama Booksmith
 in South
Homewood, Alabama
, 4 p.m.

JUNE 11 – 
Cocktail party/talk/reading/Q&A/signing
 at The Venue
 in 
Fairhope, Alabama, 
6 p.m.

JUNE 12 – Talk/reading/Q&A/signing
 at The Booksellers at Laurelwood
 in Memphis, Tennessee, 6 p.m.

JUNE 13  
Talk/reading/Q&A/signing at 
Parnassus Books in Nashville, Tennessee, 6:30 p.m.

June 14  
Cocktail party/talk/reading/Q&A/signing at 
Louie’s Modern
 in 
Sarasota, Florida; half-price drinks with purchase of “Ladies’ Night,” 5-7 p.m.

JUNE 17 Box lunch/talk/reading/Q&A/signing at 
Quail Ridge Books & Music
 in Raleigh, North Carolina; call 1-800-672-6789 by June 14 to order boxed lunch or bring your own, noon; another signing will be held that evening at 7:30 p.m.

JUNE 21  
Talk/reading/Q&A/signing
 at Murder by the Book
 in Houston, Texas, 6:30 p.m.

JUNE 24 – Joint event with bestselling author Claire Cook
 at 
Book Exchange in 
Marietta, Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

JUNE 25 Talk/reading/Q&A/signing
 at Bookmiser in 
Roswell, Georgia, 7 p.m.

JULY 5  Book signing
 at Seaside Sistersin 
Tybee Island, Georgia, 1-4 p.m.

JULY 9  Talk/reading/Q&A/signing
 at Books-a-Million
 in 
Aiken, South Carolina, 5 p.m.

JULY 11 Talk/reading/Q&A/signing at 
G.J. Ford Bookshop
 in St. Simon’s Island, Georgia, 10:30 a.m.

JULY 26 – 
Joint event with bestselling author Patti Callahan Henry
 at FoxTale Book Shoppe
 in Woodstock, Georgia, 6:30 p.m.

 

MATTHEW GUINN

JULY 9 – Reading and signing at Avid Bookshop in Athens, Georgia, 6 p.m.

JULY 10 – Reading and signing at Ivy Hall in Atlanta, Georgia, 6 p.m.

The ResurrectionistJULY 11 – Reading and signing at Alabama Booksmith in Birmingham, Alabama, 4 p.m.

JULY 13 – Hometown book launch at Lemuria Books in Jackson, Mississippi; enjoy a Rogue Dead Guy Ale while celebrating Guinn’s first novel, 5 p.m.

JULY 16 – Reading and signing at Square Books in Oxford, Mississippi, time TBA

JULY 17 – Reading and signing at The Booksellers at Laurelwood in Memphis, Tennessee, 6 p.m.

JULY 18 – Reading and signing at Octavia Books in New Orleans, Louisiana, 6 p.m.

JULY 20 – Mary C. Reads Community Reading Experience at the Mary C. Reilly Center in Ocean Springs, Mississippi, 10 a.m.

JULY 27 – Reading and signing with author Steve Yates at Lorelei Books in Vicksburg, Mississippi, 5 p.m.

JULY 30 – SEPTEMBER 1 – Decatur Book Festival in Decatur, Georgia

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