Charles de Andrade is the founding member of Scribblers, a Christian writers club based in Norcross Georgia. As an author he has four books published with two more planned to be released in late 2018 and early 2019. His works are Christian Historical Fiction where he draws on his many life experiences to share his stories of faith and life. Charles has served in the business world in many senior positions, including being president of a software company based in Atlanta, GA, owning and operating a restaurant, and serving as a business consultant focusing on sales, operations and finance.
He currently owns and operates Bee Natural Products, distributing bee keeper products, and CdA Consultants, a business consulting group specializing in HR, Finance, and Operations. He supports his wife, Gloria, in her Glorious Designs Embroidery Business. Married for forty-five years, he is the proud father of three daughters, and grandfather to eight grandchildren and one step-grandson. He currently lives in Summerfield Florida where he is active in his church and his businesses. In his free time, he can be found writing his next novel, playing his guitar, and cooking for his friends and family.
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The Steward Series by Charles de Andrade
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Book Signing - Woodstock, Georgia 30188 - The Outlet Shoppes at Atlanta: Saturday June 29th, 2019
"The eyes of the LORD are everywhere, keeping watch on the wicked and the good.” Proverbs 15.3 NIV
At any given moment day or night, in every square inch of human habitation, countless dramas are playing out, most of them ordinary and unremarkable, following predictable patterns and routines, while others can be totally unexpected, tragic, even catastrophic. At ground level, this myriad of events may seem unrelated to other events in the vicinity. People go about their business unaware of what others are doing across town or even down the road a piece. But if we could view them all at once as these individual dramas are unfolding, we would see that each is a thread of the same broad piece of social fabric. Sometimes, in the late afternoons, I ride my bike up Phnom Kraom, a hilltop from which you can view a large swathe of the Siem Reap tapestry. To the south are the farms, the rice fields, and the vast expanse of the Tonle Sap with its floating villages scattered across its sky-gray waters. In the other direction is the town with its maze of streets and alleyways, its tight-packed jumble of dwellings and the tireless movement of commerce, traffic, expansion and construction. From that height, one day looks much the same as the one before it. But if you could watch it in time-lapse sequence, you would see it pulsate, beating like a heart, spreading its arms in every direction on a trelliswork of earthen features laid out across a landscape fashioned by the mighty hand of its Creator in times long past before any human being ever existed. All this serves as a reminder that what we’re witnessing is a living fabric of sentient beings generating culture and a civilization, filling every available space with the business of human interaction, activity and the artifacts these phenomena produce...
Hoschton Fall Festival features a display of the products such as array of food vendors, craft/info/game vendors, parade, parade waiver, scarecrow 5K run and much more.
With the Fall season upon us, comes the changing of the leaves, cool crisp air and our ever so popular Fall Festival. Stop by and do some early Christmas shopping with over 75 craft vendors that will line Oak Rd. in front of City Hall. The smell of festival food will fill the air to bring you flavors that will satisfy any palate. A wide variety of food will be available for purchase throughout the day.
The Snellville Senior Center will also be having an Arts and Craft Fair in conjunction with the Fall Festival from 12 - 5 p.m. that is held in the Senior Center. You won't want to miss out on some of the great homemade crafts that will be for sale. Every year, we offer live entertainment, costume contests, and All Day Activity Band is only $10.00 and includes: Bungee Jump, Rock Wall, Inflatables, Trackless Train, Hay Rides and 9-Hole Mini Golf.
If you are interested in becoming a vendor, please click Fall Festival Exhibitor Application Packet
For further information contact Kelly McAloon at 770-310-0429.
Join the Gwinnett County Public Library for this workshop dedicated to aspiring authors/writers, illustrators (new or aspiring), and new authors/writers. Gain insight from international author and speaker, Rhonda Knight, and our established panelists (three authors and an illustrator). Enjoy a Q&A with the panelists, interactive activities, and plenty of fun. Share your first page of writing or an illustration.
This workshop takes place on Saturday, September 21 at 1:00 pm at the Five Forks Branch, 2780 Five Forks Trickum Road, Lawrenceville, GA 30044. Free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.
History of the AJC Decatur Book Festival
In February 2005, while driving back from the South Carolina Book Festival with a friend, Daren Wang wondered aloud: Why could Columbia sustain a successful festival while metropolitan Atlanta could not?
Atlanta is well known for its many festivals: Dogwood, Music Midtown, The Inman Park Neighborhood Festival, and Virginia Highland Summer fest, just to name a few. These events shape the summer landscape of Atlanta. But despite several earlier attempts, there still was no free festival celebrating the written word.
Over the course of that drive from Columbia, Wang hatched a plan to establish a book festival modeled after the overwhelmingly successful Decatur Arts Festival. Decatur, a small town five miles east of Atlanta, is one of the most pedestrian-friendly towns in Georgia, with a strong emphasis on smart growth and independent restaurants and stores. With a MARTA station in the city center, Agnes Scott College forming its Southern border, and Emory University just two miles away, it seemed to be the perfect place for a big book party.
Soon, Wang had enlisted Tom Bell––who had worked with him on both his literary magazine, Verb, and his syndicated public radio series, The Spoken Word––to concoct a new hare-brained scheme, The Decatur Book Festival.
For more information go to www.decaturbookfestival.com
Arlene grew up in Harlem NY, after her family relocated from Jamaica WI.
Her voice performances began in Jamaica, at school where she participated in a the Arden High School Choral Speaking Choir, and was a Scripture reader and soloist in her church.
Her last year at Stitt Junior High School she was chosen for the Lead in the Performing Arts Department production of The Sound of Music.
Adulthood helped her decide to study Voice Over as a part time career goal.
Her studies began at the Queens Broadcast Center Vocational center in Queens, NY.
Many years later she relocated to Georgia from California, and attended the Atlanta Broadcast Institute. To enhance her knowledge of Radio and Television. And did an internship at WYZE as a Morning News Reporter on the Reggie Gay Show.
After which she had her own show “ Gospel Music Then and Now” at WGOV Atlanta.
Briefly interned as a PSA announcer at WRFG Atlanta community radio.
Reading books as a volunteer at the San Diego Radio Reading Service.
Volunteer reader at the Emeritus Senior Home in Carlsbad CA.
The Sojourner Truth Project presently uses her recording of the Sojourner Truth Speech in classrooms.
Poetry reading appearances include:
Reid Cofer Public Library, The Gail Moss TeleMic Poetry Month Show.
Tea With Tina Live poetry readings. A Speaker and in the Daughters of Praise FaceBook
The Larry Love Show, Vertikal Life Magazine. To the Point Live on Sensational Sounds Radio. The C. Nathaniel Brown Show on BlogTalk Radio
She is the “VOTS” voice of the Urban Sound Suite, creating radio imaging reordings for DJ Matt Houston in the UK. Those shows are heard on Sensational Sounds Radio. Where she is the Resident Voice Over Artist.
Vertical Life Magazine created an App for their Vertikal Reading Room program .
Author Barbara Berry's “Clothes Line Blues” was narrated on the App.
The Poetry Corner was created and poetry submitted by authors and her poetry were voiced on special occasion programs she produced.
The VRR App was a means of exposure for Music Artist and Authors.
Her first book entitled “Hanging Out In The Quiet was published in 2017.
It is presently being transformed into a podcast called “Quiet Moments”
for PodTalk Radio.
Two (2) of her Essays were Published in compilations “Dear Depression” and Reflections On Purpose”
Her other creations in acrylic paintings, oil and media artwork will be presented at the Mark Squared Studios in GA in August 2019.
Her Children remain her Inspiration & Encouragement
She resides with her Husband in Atlanta GA.
Perhaps the best way to know history is to relive it, which is what authors Julie and Rick Clarke have done and written about…
Alternate Arts: You live, love and write history. Which came first: doing reenactments or writing your book?
Julie and Rick: The reenactments came first. We had to follow the steps of the ancestors before we had enough information to write a book...
After a lifetime as a contract writer, Chuck Holmes has turned to his own writings. His novel, The Sing, was published in 2018 and More Than Just Cellular: Musings on Life Past, Present and Eternal was published in 2019. He lives in Tucker, GA with his wife and near his children and grandchildren.
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.