L.L. Wyatt was recruited, at age 21, to Greene County during Prohibition of the 1920s to break up a thriving moonshine industry. Known as the moonshine capital of Georgia, this little area east of Atlanta was the source of liquor for the best hotels in Atlanta and across the South. Young Wyatt’s battles with the bootleggers soon made him a larger than life figure. Stories of his fearlessness, his agility, his honesty and his fairness in enforcing the law rippled throughout the county Greene and swept all citizens up into the aura of L.L. Wyatt. Bolstered by a sense that God was protecting him, Wyatt was totally fearless. He was “shot at, spit upon, bitten, and cursed,” but in five years, he transformed the reputation of Greene County to one of the most crime free in Georgia. For 52 years, he was on the job confronting the ongoing battle between good and evil. Wyatt, at 70, received national acclaim and the attention of Hollywood when he stopped the car of armed bank robbers and freed two hostages.
More than a story out of the past, Sheriff Wyatt shows the reader that one person can change his/her culture. His ideals challenge law enforcement and society alike to hold a firm respect for the law while enforcing it in a manner that preserves dignity. Long before integration, Wyatt was known as “the black peoples’ friend” and the “white people’ friend.” He was a community-oriented lawman before anyone ever heard of one.
This story is set in an area rich in Georgia history described well by the author.
It is official, I registered today for a 10 x 20 space, twice the space we had last year. The other Snellville writers group decided they wanted to get their own booth, so that made my mind up that I would register for a booth twice as big as last year, but not the 4 times as big that I had hoped. But as they say, you get born, you crawl, you stand and totter, you walk, and then you run!. I think Scribblers is somewhere between crawling and tottering. Hopefully next year we will be walking or maybe even running!
So, The cost of the booths was $1,350 and I order two additional tables for $70. So the total paid today was $1,420. I asked for the same area we were in last year, but this year the entire end cap of that row of booths instead of just half. I beleive that will give us the room to actually have 6 - 7 tables. There will be 4 chairs supplied by the festival, and I thought it was easier for us to bring additonal chairs and save the money. Perhaps next year I will even buy the tables, to save the additional fees for that as well! I think you can actually purchase the tables for about what we are renting them for. Of course then we have to haul them there, and haul them out!
The cost per author coming this year is $100 for the first book and then $5.00 for each additional book. I believe we will have space for 14 authors and like last year I will put together the space and time plan for the show. Right now we have seven authors committed to coming, representing 20 books.
Please review the attached spread sheet and please send me the names of the books you will have on display, and if you are not on the sheet please confirm with me that you are coming:
I charged the booth, which buys us about 21 days before I will need to pay the charge card. So, if you are planning to come to the Book Festival please bring your check to our March 14th meeting that will occur at the library. We are meeting on Thursday March 14, 2019 at the Five Forks Branch Library located at 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044-5865. We will be meeeting at 6:00 PM to do the filming for the Speakers Bureau.
Make your checks payable to: Scribblers - CdA Consultants Inc.
If you are not yet listed, it is because I have not heard from you diffentively that you are coming. If you do want to be included, please let me know as soon as possible. Also, let me know how many titles you will be bringing. Seven Authors have registered and we have space for at least seven more. Right now, we will have 20 books, and I suspect we will be closer to 40 once the final authors join in.
I will be sending out another e-mail tomorrow related to the Library and our next meeting.
Until then...already getting excited about August 31st and September 1!
Grace and Peace,
Please find attached to this e-mail the announcement of the potential Book Signing opportunity for Scribblers. The Dekalb Library System is having its annual Book Signing opportunity on March 30, 2019 at the Tucker Library. It appears to be open to all authors based in Georgia, and not just to Dekalb authors.
I have registered to come up for the book signing as the leader of Scribblers based in Georgia. I am not sure whether they will allow me to be there yet, but I am sure lobbying to be there.
Having said that, please let me know if you are registering for the book signing. I went in 2017 and more than covered the $25.00 registration fee, although it was not a "huge" success and I just broke about even with my costs. Also, when you register if you would let the folks know you are part of Scribblers Christian Writers group. I have asked them to put us together in an area, so we can use some of the banners etc for the group.
Please do confirm that you receive this e-mail, and be looking for another e-mail related to the Decatur book festival tomorrow or Wednesday. Also, there will be additional news related to the use of the library for future meetings.
Grace and Peace,