Author Brings Sammy the Snake at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017
Online PR News – 20-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Mark Albini, author of the children’s book Sammy the Snake 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.
Mark Albini grew up in New Jersey. He lived near the woods and a brook teeming with wildlife of all kinds. Being an animal lover, he spent most of his spare time catching and raising the animals he was permitted to have at home. When he was not, he was observing their behaviors. These animals became his main inspiration when he ventured the literary field. Sammy the Snake is the fourth of the Rescue Ranch Series. This book highlights Sammy's plan of beating everyone in the lake without having any fixed plans for his move. The story commences when Sammy decides on changing his dish after missing his chance to snag Freddie the Fish, so he sharpens his skills as he swims towards a log and focuses on Phillip the Frog. Surprisingly, Gary the Gator sets in and looks at Sammy with anger, an unexpected event which led him to just go home and get something to eat. The story of Sammy teaches every reader, child or adult, that it is important to have a plan before executing any move. It is necessary to use all skills that way one does not end up getting in trouble or losing. Furthermore, this piece entails that bullying does not work all the time, not even to some of a person's friends.
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 Albini and his piece, Sammy the Snake. 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, Mark Albini’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."