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2009 Southern Independent Book Association - Darden North signs with other authors










Excerpt from the SIBA Blog (http://www.wanda.sibaweb.com/?p=858):

"Authors went on the auction block Saturday night (September 26, 2009) to raise buckets of money for the local Greenville charity Loaves & Fishes. Authors “Tweeted” their answers to questions in an attempt to whet the appetite of bookstore owners who “bought” them for the evening to have dinner and chat at local restaurants. The brave authors featured were those whose books were nominated for 2009 SIBA Book of the Year Award.

Brave authors ( and their novels) who participated:

Gigi Amateau Chauncy of the Maury River

Raymond Atkins The Front Porch Prophet

Gene Fehler Beanball

Susan Gregg Gilmore Looking for Salvation at the Dairy Queen

Alan Gratz Something Wicked

Patricia Harman The Blue Cotton Gown: A Midwife’s Memoir

N. M. Kelby Murder at the Bad Girl’s Bar and Grill

Howard Lee The Courage to Lead

Ed Madden Signals

William McKinney Holy Smoke: The Big book of North Carolina Barbecue

Mary Alice Monroe Time is a River

Darden North Fresh Frozen

Kate Salley Palmer Almost Invisible: Black Patriots of the American Revolution

Gin Phillips The Well and the Mine

Ron Rash Serena

Nicole Seitz One Hundred Years of Happiness

John Thompson Armaggedon Conspiracy

Shellie Tomlinson Suck Your Stomach in and Put Some Color On

Beth Webb Hart The Wedding Machine

Karen White The House on Tradd Street

Allan Wolf More Than Friends: Poems from Him and Her

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