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Come to the Auburn University Bookstore's Holiday Author Open House and meet Auburn's finest literary talent.

Join us Tuesday, December 11th from 1pm-3pm for a Holiday Author Open House at the Auburn University Bookstore located at 1306 Haley Center, across from Jordan-Hare stadium. Meet award winning local authors and get signed copies of their books. Autographed books make great gifts!! Enjoy refreshments, free gift wrap and 20% off all general books. parking and shuttle service to the bookstore will be available in the stadium parking deck. Find us on Facebook at for more information about the authors as the event draws closer.

Some of the authors you'll meet are:

Chantel Acevedo: Her first novel Love and Ghost Letters won the Latino International Book Award for Historical Fiction and her newest book, Song of the Red Cloak, is her first novel for young adults. Both books will be available at the book-signing. Acevedo is an Associate Professor of English at Auburn University.

Skip Horack: Horack is a recent addition to the English Department at Auburn University and will be here signing his book, The Southern Cross, a prize winning collection of short stories, and his novel, The Eden Hunter, which is inspired by events in our country’s history. 


Suzanne Johnson: Johnson is an associate editor of Auburn Magazine. Her first book, Royal Street, received a starred review in Publishers Weekly, “a lively tale jam-packed with action, magic and intriguing plot twists.”  Her new book, River Road, continues the fun and adventure. Both will be available.


Adam Jortner: Jortner teaches history at Auburn University. His book, The Gods of Prophetstown: the Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier, provides a gripping account of the conflict between Tenskwatawa and William Henry Harrison, whose rivalry determined the future of westward expansion and shaped the War of 1812.


The Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers: The Mystics will be here in their aprons to sign copies of their newest book, The Ploy of Cooking. Cook these recipes at your own risk, but don’t miss a chance to meet the ladies that wrote this wonderful, fun book that will make you smile and laugh. Their first book, Be the Flame, will also be available.


Tina Tatum: Tatum, director of The Gnu’s Room, will be here presenting the new book Chinaberries & Crows, an anthology of regional writers. The book was edited by Bert Hitchcock, professor emeritus of English at Auburn University. This is the first book from the new non-profit press Solomon & George Publishers named for two extraordinary Alabama writers, Olivia Solomon and Anne George. Some of their works are included in this anthology.

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