Author Introduces The Blue House at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 18-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Michael Simmons, author of The Blue House 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.
Michael Simmons and Dr. Daniel Middlebrooks collaborate on a gratifying piece called The Blue House. This Memoir highlights the efforts of Michael's mother in protecting them, her children from their alcoholic and abusive father. When the "Driving While Impaired" with alcohol (DWI) results came out, his father lost his job which resulted to the whole family moving to a small house in the Arkansas countryside. Michael recalls the how the blue house became his favorite when he was a kid despite the fact that it was not really the nicest house on the block; he had created great memories. Michael's experiences with the insightful commentary by Middlebrooks will give the readers significant life lessons that encourage them to examine their own lives and find answers to their questions in scripture and self-reflection.
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 Simmons and his piece, The Blue House. 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, Michael Simmons’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."