Author Shares The Music of Her Soul at AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 16-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Helen Motter , author of the piece Remember Me Always: Music of the Soul 1-A Novel 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.
Helen Motter is a professional musician with a Licentiate in violin from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, and a Master in church music from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in Columbus, Ohio. She is a violinist with Orchestra Kentucky and has also spent nearly thirty years working as an editor in the Christian publishing industry. Now she marks her debut in the literary limelight with Remember Me Always: Music of the Soul 1-A Novel. This is a piece inspired by Motter's own experiences studying in England. The story is set in 1911, when Nellie Fielding, an 18-year-old American aspires to become a concert pianist, in relation to fulfilling her dead mother's legacy. She travels to Albion Cove on England's majestic southern coast to attend an elite girls' boarding house. She then meets her aunt, Rose Wickham, the person who will help in preparing her for the concert, just like what she had done with Nellie's famous mother, Charlotte Pendleton. An unexpected misfortune approaches these two women when they find themselves locked in a battle of wills. Nellie finds herself dealing with two young men in her quest. Will Nellie be able to fulfill her dead mother's legacy?
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 Motter and her piece, Remember Me Always: Music of the Soul 1-A Novel. 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, Helen Motter'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."