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2014 SFB Authors

Below is the list of authors scheduled to appear at this year's Southern Festival of Books. This list is sorted alphabetically and then is broken into multiple pages. If you would like a one-page version of this list (in order to print the entire list, for example), please click here.

Chantel Acevedo

's first novel, Love and Ghost Letters, won the Latino International Book Award and was a finalist for Connecticut Book of the Year. Her fiction and poetry have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Poetry Review, North American Review, and Chattahoochee Review. She is Associate Professor of English and Alumni Writer-in-Residence at Auburn University, where she founded the Auburn Writers' Conference and edits the Southern Humanities Review.

A Falling Star: A Novel
Dan Albergotti

is coordinator of Creative Writing at Coastal Carolina University where he teaches creative writing and literature. He was poetry editor of The Greensboro Review, and has been published in Cincinati Review, The Southern Review, The Virginia Quarterly Review, and others.

Millenial Teeth
Tamera Alexander

is an award-winning novelist whose deeply drawn characters, thought-provoking plots, and poignant prose have earned her devoted readers worldwide, and multiple industry awards. Among them, the Christy Award, the Romance Writers of America RITA, the HOLT Medallion, the National Reader's Choice Award, the Bookseller's Best Award, and the prestigious Library Journal's top honors for Inspirational Fiction. Tamera has over a million books in print worldwide and will be visiting Germany and Switzerland on a book signing/speaking tour in June 2014.

Beaty So Rare, a Belmont Mansion Novel
Tammy Algood

is a food personality on Nashville's local ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox affiliates, as well as statewide on PBS. You can hear her food reports and commentary on Nashville radio networks, Clear Channel, and NPR. She conducts cooking schools at various Tennessee wineries and has been published in numerous magazines and newspapers.

The Southern Slow Cooker Bible: 365 Easy and Delicious Down-Home Recipes
Stacy Allen

is the author of  Expedition Indigo, the first in a Romantic Thriller series featuring Dr. Riley Cooper, a SCUBA-diving archaeology professor from Boston who goes to Italy to help find a shipwreck from the 1800s. The second novel, set on the island of    

Cyprus, will be released next summer.                              



Expedition Indigo
Katherine Applegate - CANCELLED

has written numerous books for young readers, including The One and Only Ivan, the middle grade chapter book for which she received the Newbery Medal in 2013. She is also the author of the bestselling Animorphs series, which sold more than 40 million copies world-wide. She lives with her husband, bestselling author Michael Grant, their children, and many pets in California. Follow her on Twitter: @kaaauthor.

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
Raymond Atkins

resides in Rome, Georgia, where he is an instructor of English at Georgia Northwestern Technical College. His first novel The Front Porch Prophet was released in 2008 and was awarded the Georgia Author of the Year Award for First Novel. His second novel, Sorrow Wood, was released in 2009.

Sweetwater Blues: A Novel
Elsie Augustave

was born in Haiti and is a graduate of Middlebury College and Howard University with degrees in foreign language and literature. She was a Fulbright Scholar in France. Augustave choreographed Elima Ngando, a major production for the prestigious National Dance Theater of Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo. She teaches French and Spanish at Stuyvestant High School in New York City, and is a consultant for the College Board. This is her first novel.

The Roving Tree
Anne Balay

has taught English and gender studies at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Indiana University Northwest.

Steel Closets: Voices of Gay, Lesbian, and Transgender Steelworkers