Author Shares Bittersweet Stories at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 15-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Janay Baker, author of the contemporary piece Bittersweet, 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.
Janay Baker was born and raised in Milwaukee Wisconsin. She resides in Stone Mountain, GA with her twin boys and her daughter. Her career is directed to Healthcare Management and she helps sick children and their families. She always had a passion for writing, her journey as a writer began at a very young age. She wrote Bittersweet for the purpose of helping the readers understand how finding peace can be heartbreaking in some instances. The book unveils compelling stories of three women who come from different backgrounds: Sidney Rose who has gone through her share of men because one has never been enough for her. It always seems to her that finding peace has always been a struggle; Reece started her life as a drug addicted child. She was sold along with everything else for a hit. Only to survive and live a life of verbal and mental abuse at the hands of the person she thought would never betray her; and here comes Tamia, the woman who always tries to be perfect in everything. Will these women be able to find what they have been searching for? Will they be able to find peace and happiness? Will they ever make the right choices in their lives?
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 Baker and her piece, Bittersweet. 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, Janay Baker’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."