Author Presents a Story of Love and Undertaking at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 09-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Carmela Orsini Harmon author of the piece On the Chin of a Giant will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.
"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together," Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.
The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.
Carmela Orsini Harmon was born in Savannah, Georgia. She has always been in love with the city’s history. She recalls her childhood years strolling the uneven cobblestone walks, or gazing upon her beautiful mansions, the past come alive; anxious to whisper its secrets. Even at present, she cannot pass through one of the squares without pausing beneath those ancient moss-bearded oaks. She has always wondered: who might have stood there before; what were the things said; how were the problems handled; and even the question whether they lived a happy life. These questions led her to writing On the Chin of a Giant. The story commences when Thomas Scott sets out to establish a home for himself and his younger brother, Allen. He is persuaded to do this in Savannah by his new friend, Michael Herb, Captain of the river boat, Irish Mist. And as Mike is an expert in all things Celtic or trending toward blarney, the pair are ushered into many an adventure. Then Tom sees and is almost hypnotically drawn to Mandria Lucas, daughter of the story's villain ---and Tom's mortal enemy, though the why of that remains illusively beyond his comprehension. Will each character survive the path?
The author, together with BookBlastPro will be present at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Harmon and her piece, On the Chin of a Giant. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.
AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Carmela Orsini Harmon’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."
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