Author Shares The Adventures of â€˜Lil Bear at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 21-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – Karen Dewell, author of the childrenâ€™s book The Adventures of 'Lil Bear and Blue Bird 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 â€” 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.
Karen Dewell lives in Desert Hot Springs, California. Inspired by creative dreams that transport her into imaginative lands, Dewell marks her debut in the literary limelight with The Adventures of â€˜Lil Bear and Blue Bird, a childrenâ€™s book and the first of an intended series. The story centers a bear and her cub, â€˜Lil Bear who live in a cave near a dark forest and a meandering stream. Mama bear teaches â€˜Lil Bear how to survive in the world. He learns to forage for nuts and seeds, wash himself, and climb a tree. â€˜Lil Bear then meets Blue Bird and they become friends and together, they go out and take all sorts of adventures. One day, the two find a kite. They have so much fun flying it that they forget to pay attention to their surroundings â€“ they find themselves lost in the woods. The time has come for them to rely on what they have learned from Mama Bear in order to endure the long night in the woods. This adventurous tale for children will teach lessons about adventure, survival, and most importantly, love.
The author, together with BookBlastPro will be present at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Dewell and her book, The Adventures of â€˜Lil Bear and Blue Bird. 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 â€” Bookzilla, Karen Dewellâ€™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."