Author Shares Dr. Larry's Adventures at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 17-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Frank Charles Vento, author of the piece Dr. Larry Runs Away 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.
Frank Charles Vento was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts. He co-starred in the senior school production "We Don't Care". During the Korean War, he served the Navy Air Corps Reserve for two years and later attended the Leland Powers School of Radio, Television, and Theater in Boston. He had several roles; from working as a freelance engineer, staff engineer to becoming one of the original cameramen for Dark Shadows. When he retired, he wrote several screenplays: one of them, A Greek Tragedy In Rome was considered for production, but not filmed. He wrote Dr Larry Runs Away, his second novel, after finishing a book about oil greed, and White House politics, called Big Dickie He is a resident of Burbank, CA, where he enjoys life with his many friends who are fellow retirees from ABC. Another book by Vento is Dr. Larry Runs Away. This piece focuses on the study of a love and hate relationship with a scruffy future doctor Larry and his live-in cats and their happy life in a run-down lab in Vienna. One day he escapes to America and spends time on the beach in Malibu. The doctor finds his destiny when he travels to Pebble Beach. Dr. Larry Runs Away brings an entertainment to the readers, all fourteen chapters of Larry's life will give them twists and adventures that would make them remember the story by heart for a long time!
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 Vento and his piece, Dr. Larry Runs Away. 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, Frank Charles Vento'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."