Author Shares Her Practices at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 13-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Dr. Muriel Ryan, author of Homeless: I Have Known 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.
Dr. Muriel Ryan is living to honor God and His deeds. She conveys that retirement was never an option to her, when she pleaded and asked God what she was supposed to do, God gave her the answer in a dream – she saw herself working in home missions as taking in the stranger. In 2007, she began working with the homeless and remains to be God’s student. Dr. Ryan together with her husband known as “the other Dr. Ryan”, they put up Families By Choice, a community that serves persons with basic needs like food, clothing, and shelter. They have three specialized shelters presently open and they continue their journey by opening a new task which is to provide a walk-in program for those who are in need. Her book Homeless: I Have Known is a book that reveals Dr. Ryan’s experiences after nearly 10 years in the ministry. She shares her joy of being awarded the Jefferson Award for volunteerism in her local community in 2015. This inspirational book will motivate readers to find their purpose in life. And to those who do not know where they are going, Ryan teaches an important lesson she learned; that God has the answer for them, if they would listen to their hearts, they will never be homeless.
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 Dr. Ryan and her piece, Homeless: I Have Known. 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, Dr. Muriel Ryan’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."