Author Brings Henry Gruber at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Brings Henry Gruber at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 12-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Tass Sweeney, author of the children’s book The Funny Friends and Faces of Henry P. Gruber 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.

Tass Sweeney collaborates with Ms. Carrie on a whimsically illustrated tale entitled The Funny Friends and Faces of Henry P. Gruber. The two were college roommates and have remained friends for so many years and Sweeney’s inspiration in writing this children’s book is Carrie’s ranch which is a true haven for lost and abandoned animals. The story of Henry Gruber begins when Ms. Carrie introduces him to all the animals at the PB&J Farm. With delight, Henry gives an oink as he says hello to everyone. He puts one big smile as everyone is frisking and frolicking, and welcomes Henry as they bark, whistle, whinny, moo, meow and snort. The PB&J Farm is indeed one very special place where everyone lives as one big happy family. The Funny Friends and Faces of Henry P. Gruber is a wonderful story for the younger crowd which teaches the value of family and friendship. Henry, the smallest, cross-eyed pig, as well as his friends will definitely paint smiles on the faces of the young readers as his adventures on the PB&J Farm begins!

BookBlastPro will represent the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about the author and his book, The Funny Friends and Faces of Henry P. Gruber. 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, Tass Sweeney’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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