Author of a Children's Book Brings Apollo at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 21-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Sharon Ball, author of the children’s book Apollo 2: The Magnificent 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.
Sharon Ball holds a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and she spent thirty-three years teaching kindergarten. She always loved reading adorable stories to the younger students, in fact this became one of her inspirations in writing Apollo 2: The Magnificent. This book centers a rooster named Apollo who happens to have been dumped into the yard of a retired couple, and they were not quite happy with the noise that he made. Moreover, they happen to have never liked the idea of having a rooster due to what has been instilled in them that roosters are dangerous as they are capable of hurting people. However, an exciting twist will make the children enjoy the story as the relationship between the couple and Apollo progresses. The book teaches a life lesson that preconceived ideas can keep one from knowing the truth about someone else. The pleasant surprise is, Apollo actually existed and is the main inspiration of the story!
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 Ball and her piece, Apollo 2: The Magnificent. 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, Ball’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."