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Alabama fishermen convicted of cheating in bass tourney need my new book 'Rules for the Commonsenseless'

Wed, 09/17/2014 - 8:16am
I can't for the life of me figure out why it's called common sense when so few people seem to possess it. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

Final edition of WWE Magazine hits newsstands today after 30 years in circulation

Tue, 09/16/2014 - 11:33am
It was my dream job. And now I'll never get it. Dean Ambrose, Seth Rollins, and Roman Reigns appear on the cover of WWE Magazine which hits newsstands today for the final time. The literary staple of the WWE Universe... John Corrigan | jcorrigan@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/JCorr/index.html

Did you know Father Goose is from Alabama? Yep, and he just published his 100th book

Wed, 09/10/2014 - 1:25pm
This summer, Charles Ghigna celebrates a milestone reached by few authors – the publication of his 100th book. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

Hit novel 'Gone Girl' to be featured tonight as UAB kicks off its 'Booktalk' series for 2014-2015

Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:24pm
The UAB Department of English will kick off its monthly Booktalk series for 2014-2015 with a discussion of the best-selling novel Gone Girls by Gillian Flynn tonight at 6 p.m. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

Have a 'Duck Dynasty' Bible study with Phil Robertson and Al Robertson, the preacher-son

Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:53pm
'Duck Commander Faith & Family Bible,' with devotional and Bible-study articles by Phil and Al Robertson, will be released Oct. 28, 2014. Kay Campbell | kcampbell@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/klcampbel/index.html

Pulitzer Prize-winning author to discuss Woodrow Wilson biography Sept. 9 in Fairhope

Fri, 09/05/2014 - 9:23am
Get ready to hear about the "most influential figure of the 20th century" when Pulitzer Prize-winner author A. Scott Berg makes his first trip to Fairhope Sept. 9 as part of a paperback tour for "Wilson," a biography of President Woodrow Wilson. Jessica Sawyer Rigby | jsawyer@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jesawyer/index.html

Mark Childress in the spotlight as AL.com's Red Clay Readers ready for an in-depth look at 'One Mississippi'

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:54am
Beginning Oct. 1, we're unshelving yet another great book for a month-long look at "One Mississippi," by Alabama native Mark Childress. Jessica Sawyer Rigby | jsawyer@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jesawyer/index.html

On my nightstand: Author Patti Callahan Henry

Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:16am
Author Patti Callahan Henry is fresh off a summer of promoting her latest novel, "The Stories We Tell." But what does she read in her spare time? Jessica Sawyer Rigby | jsawyer@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jesawyer/index.html

Group hoping to make landmark of Athens' historic black high school launches book tracing its past

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:25am
The book traces the history of the school from its founding in 1865 for the education of freedmen. The school is now a derelict building on Brownsferry Street, but the Athens Limestone County Association plans to build a community center at the site and later create a museum to house the school's memorabilia. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

Virtually visit Dauphin Island via a beautiful new book

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:29pm
Dauphin Island on your coffee table. Tamara Ikenberg | tikenberg@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/Ikenberg/index.html

Summer/Back-to-School Thrifting Tour Was a Success

Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:00pm
  Hey, guys! I have to tell you what happened during my Summer/Back-to-School Thrifting Tour on Aug. 16. Forty-five thrifters came with me on this bus tour to thrift stores and consignment shops in central Alabama. We had a wonderful time!... LaCherylCillie http://connect.al.com/user/thriftstyleliving/index.html

On my nightstand: Author Bonnie Bartel Latino

Wed, 08/20/2014 - 7:40am
In the latest installment of AL.com's On My Nightstand weekly feature, Atmore-based author Bonnie Bartel Latino takes on five questions designed to give readers insight into her reading life. Jessica Sawyer Rigby | jsawyer@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jesawyer/index.html

'Little House on the Prairie' uncensored: Autobiography to reveal grittier childhood of Laura Ingalls Wilder

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 5:59pm
"Pioneer Girl: The Annotated Autobiography" is slated to be released by the South Dakota State Historical Society Press nationwide this fall. The Associated Press http://connect.al.com/user/bamaap/index.html

'I'll tell a story or two': Bestselling author Rick Bragg speaks in Fayette

Sat, 08/16/2014 - 1:40pm
Bestselling author Rick Bragg will be speaking tonight at the Fayette Civic Center Greg Garrison | ggarrison@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/greggarrison/index.html

Oxford Dictionary's latest volley for word domination adds amazeballs, mansplain, some we can't write in headline

Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:03am
Oxford Dictionaries, once thought to be the look-up destination of stuffy European wordies, added its latest volley for word domination this week by including – better sit down for this – words that aren't even words, just letters strung together, like SMH, which means "shaking my head" for those who've never heard of Facebook and Twitter and who go out and make friends by actually talking to people. Kelly Kazek | kkazek@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/KKazek/index.html

Novelist James Rollins, in Birmingham on Aug. 20, using book tour to raise funds, awareness for vets

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 1:53pm
Bestselling novelist James Rollins will appear in Birmingham next Wednesday to sign copies of his new novel, The 6th Extinction, but he is also using his 10-city book tour to promote Authors United for Veterans, a group he founded. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

Warning of bio-terrorism, 'bio-hackers,' thriller novelist James Rollins to be in Birmingham Wed. signing 'The 6th Extinction'

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:09am
Superstar thriller novelist James Rollins will be in Birmingham Wednesday to promote his new novel, The 6th Extinction, and is also warning of the dangers posed by bio-terrorism and even the accidental release of viruses and bacteria from poorly regulated labs. Jesse Chambers | jchambers@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jessechambers/index.html

On my nightstand: Author Kelly Kazek

Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:23am
Kazek is the author of eight books, including a volume of humor columns called "Fairly Odd Mother: Musings of a Slightly Off Southern Mom," and books of regional history. Jessica Sawyer Rigby | jsawyer@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/jesawyer/index.html

See photos from new book that pictorially captures 180 years of Auburn history

Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:10am
The limited third edition of "Auburn: Pictorial History of the Loveliest Village," by Jack Simms and Mickey Logue, features 800 narrated images and 450 pages of Auburn history. The book takes readers on a tour of Auburn's history, beginning with a photo of Native Americans roaming Samford Park in the 1830s and wrapping up with the final second of the 2013 Iron Bowl. Amber Sutton | asutton@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/AmberAcker/index.html

Paul Finebaum draws large crowd during book signing event in Montgomery

Sat, 08/09/2014 - 7:30am
The event, which attracted a crowd of more than 200 people, was one of several signings throughout the state to promote Finebaum's new book "My Conference Can Beat Your Conference: Why the SEC Still Rules College Football," which he co-authored with Gene Wojciechowski. Amber Sutton | asutton@al.com http://connect.al.com/user/AmberAcker/index.html