Author Uncovers Annie's Curse at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 15-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Juanita Ratz, author of the fiction book Annie’s Curse 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.
Juanita Ratz was a bar owner for seventeen years and a reporter for a couple of years. Being a newspaper reporter, she introduced a personal column as her way of grasping people’s attention – this was an effective way of selling copies as people liked to see their names in print. Being a book lover, she had read books all her life. After 30 years, she now brings her literary piece to the limelight. Annie’s Curse is a fiction book written out of the author’s creative imagination. It highlights Annie’s search for the meaning of the ghostly apparitions that appear in her sleep. In it, the night was steeped in gloom. She was running, but she didn't know why. She reached the tree at the edge of the cliff, but that's as far as the dream went. She always woke up. Waking, and shaking with fright, she felt sure she had found the origin of the nightmare. With an unshakable conviction, she knew there was some meaning to the dream, and that the reality of it was here". The young girl continues to try to solve the mystery, danger and suspense as she struggles to be happy in her new life with her newly found love.
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 Ratz and her piece, Annie’s Curse. 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, Juanita Ratz’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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