Join us at 7:15 PM on the First Friday Of Every Month at the Decatur Library
Author Interviews by Author and Radio Host, Doug Dahlgren. Doug interviews four authors in person every first Friday evening. To attend this free and informative event, bring friends and park down on lower level of library. Walk inside from that level and to the auditorium where Author Interviews are held. Enter the drive to Decatur Library Parking from Sycamore Street (you're going between the library and the Recreation Center.) Doors open at 6:45 pm... bring a sweater.
Any author can contact Doug and schedule an interview; he is booked for at least six months ahead. Scribbler author Claire Underwood Hertzler is one of the scheduled authors to be interviewed on December 7.
The Doug Dahlgren Show is Available to Authors: Authors may schedule an hour long interview for your book alone on The Doug Dahlgren Show on Fridays at 11:00 am or tune in at that time to listen to the show. Again, he is booked for months ahead even though this interview requires a $50 fee. It is an online show which goes international and is posted for an author to refer folks to or to copy portions for promo. The interviews are done via phone from your home. You may go to this website below to listen to previous shows.
Claire Hertzler is scheduled for this live interview on Friday, Nov. 9 at 11:00 am.
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Decatur Book Festival - Scribblers Writing Club Debut
The Decatur Book Festival this year was a huge success for the Scribblers Writing Club. Our first show as a club had the following members/authors present: Donna Barron, Julie Clarke, Charles de Andrade, Claire Hertzler, Mike & Leda Owens, Mary Renshaw, Luanne Scrogan, Pat Smith, Deborah Walker, Frannie Watson. Many of the members were joined by their spouses, and together everyone worked to make the show the success it was. We learned the power in team work, in networking our sphere of influence contacts, and in just plain old friendly face to face marketing. Everyone had the opportunity to share about their stories, and Scribblers became a known group of writers that attracted interest from many of the attendees.
Mike & Leda Owens had a "sold out" book, with their "I Hate Vegetables" poetry and illustrations for children taking top billing at the show for our booth. That was followed closely by Claire Herztler's "The High Sheriff of Greene". Every author had sales at the show, and three soon to be authors distributed abundant information about their upcoming books.
The two days at the show encouraged the entire club in their writing efforts. Next year our goal will be to more than double the size of our booth, and add another 10 or more authors to the booth as well.
Donna Faulkner Barron is the oldest daughter of Roy Faulkner, Chief Carver of the Confederate Memorial Carving at Stone Mountain Park. Donna was born to Roy and Juanita in Crawford Long Hospital in Atlanta and was raised in Covington, Georgia with her three other siblings, Richard, the oldest and the only son along with sisters Judy and Patti. Donna is married to Ronald Peter Barron and they have two children, Jessica 29 and Peter 24.
Donna completed her elementary and high school years in Newton County and furthered her education by attending Dekalb Area Tech in Clarkston, Ga where she completed her degree in Secretarial Science. Donna was now ready for the work force. She interviewed and was hired as a Stenographer for the Georgia State Labor Department where she worked for 5 years. Realizing that this career was ending, she moved back home and began her new adventure in life...being her dad's assistant. She helped compile records using her secretarial skills and in the mid 80's she found herself as the secretary to her dad who was the Curator of the Stone Mountain Carving Museum which was opened for a couple years on Memorial Drive. After the museum closed she and her dad parted their ways and she began her only family as her parents moved to McDonough, Ga.
Later on ..30 years later.. using those same secretarial skills she would have never envisioned herself as the co-author of the book, "The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain", that her and her dad along with Kay Stowe Jones wrote. What an honor and priviledge to work side by side with her dad to tell his story and share his legacy forever. I am sure Roy is up in heaven looking down and thinking "I am so glad I invested the money in Donna's education so that one day I could be proud of her accomplishments"..Job Well Done..
Donna on The Doug Dahlgren show.
Click the button below to listen to the May 31, 2019 interview.