Author Shares an Inspiring Story at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Shares an Inspiring Story at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 22-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Jean Gerard Rhau, author of the piece When the 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Hit: My Personal Experiences 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.

Jean Gerard Rhau lives in Cranston, Rhode Island and is a bishop with the Church of God International. He holds an MBA in global management from the University of Phoenix; a bachelor's degree in business management and technology from New England Institute of Technology; and an associate degree in electronics and science from New England Tech. Rhau has studied pastoral ministry and has visited 26 countries. Haiti is one of the many places that he had been to and this piece, When the 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Hit: My Personal Experiences accounts the author's journey back on January 12, 2010. Rhau was assigned to preach in the Church of God at Rue Du Center, Port-au-Prince. Two days after, he was invited to speak at the same venue during the early-morning prayer service. Rhau is simply delighted and empowered to have been able to spread God's good word amidst the unfortunate event. His inspiring story will leave a mark in every reader's heart.

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 Rhau and his piece, When the 7.0 Magnitude Earthquake Hit Hit: My Personal Experiences. 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, Jean Gerard Rhau'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."

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