Author Honors War Heroes at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Honors War Heroes at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 18-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Mary Jordan author of The 109th New York Volunteer Infantry Remembered: 1862-1865 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.

Mary Jordan is an author and researcher of Civil War. She penned the book entitled The 109th New York Volunteer Infantry Remembered: 1862-1865 to honor the real heroes of the war. Following the success of the previous titles Dear Friend Amelia: The Civil War Letters Private John Tidd and Aunt Becky’s Army Life, Jordan spent 40 years of intermittent research, together with Joy Hatch. The book contains a list the common soldier, told in their own words, transcribed verbatim in chronological order from letters and diaries of 54 soldiers of the 109th. This allows readers to follow along the footsteps of these brave soldiers. This book also includes photographs, bibliographies and genealogical information on several of the soldiers. There are tables that depict the distribution of the 1373 soldiers who served throughout the war, showing the number killed in action, death from disease and others. This informative piece can go perfectly with one’s desire to know more about Civil War.

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 Jordan and her piece, The 109th New York Volunteer Infantry Remembered: 1862-1865. 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, Mary Jordan’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."