Location:
Georgia State University: Perimeter College – Dunwoody Campus

2101 Womack Rd, Building N-C

Dunwoody, GA 30338 (cafe & auditorium)

 

  • Nosh & Networking for members and visitors in Building N-C cafe: 12:45-1:30 p.m.

 

  • Meeting for members and visitors in Building N-C auditorium: 1:30-4:00 p.m.

 

1:30-1:45 p.m.

Club Business, Upcoming Events, and Announcements

 

1:45-2:45 p.m. Speaker: Best-selling Author Lynn Cullen

Lynn Cullen is the bestselling author of historical novels The Sisters of Summit Avenue, Twain’s End, Mrs. Poe, Reign of Madness, and I Am Rembrandt’s Daughter. 

Her novel, Mrs. Poe, was named a Book of the Week by People Magazine, a Target Book Club Pick, an NPR 2013 Great Read, an Indie Next List selection. It was also a  book of the month at Costco, an Oprah Book of the Week, and Atlanta magazine named it one of the Best Books of 2013.

Twain’s End was a People Magazine Book of the Week, a Townsend Prize finalist, an Indie Next selection, and named a Book All Georgians Should Read by the Georgia Center for the Book. Lynn’s novels have been translated into seventeen languages and she has appeared on PBS’s American Masters.

Lynn grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana, the fifth girl in a family of seven children. She learned to love history combined with traveling while visiting historic sites across the U.S. on annual family camping trips. She attended Indiana University in Bloomington and Fort Wayne, and took writing classes with Tom McHaney at Georgia State. 

She wrote children’s books as her three daughters were growing up, while working in a pediatric office, and later, on the editorial staff of a psychoanalytic journal at Emory University. While her camping expeditions across the States have become fact-finding missions across Europe, she still loves digging into the past. However, she does not miss sleeping in musty sleeping bags. Or eating canned fruit cocktail.

 

2:45-3:00 p.m. Break and book signing in cafe for Lynn Cullen

3:00-3:45 p.m. Speaker: Best-selling Author Joshilyn Jackson

New York Times and USA Today bestselling novelist Joshilyn Jackson’s newest book, Never Have I Ever, is a departure for her: a dark, deliciously addictive tale of domestic suspense. Joshilyn’s books have been translated into a dozen languages, have won SIBA’s Novel of the Year award, have three times been #1 Book Sense Pick, have twice won Georgia Author of the Year awards, have three times been shortlisted for the Townsend Prize for Fiction, and have been a finalist for the Willie Morris Award for Southern Fiction.

A former actor, Jackson reads the audio versions of both her own novels and the books of other writers; her work in this field has been nominated for the Audie Award, was selected by AudioFile Magazine for their best of the year list, won three Earphones awards, made the 2012 Audible All-Star list for highest listener ranks/reviews, and garnered three Listen Up awards from Publisher’s Weekly.

She serves on the board of Reforming Arts, a nonprofit that runs education-in-prison and reentry programs. Reforming Arts fosters the development of critical and creative thinking skills, encouraging students to build livable lives both during and post-incarceration. Through this organization, Joshilyn has taught creative writing, composition, and literature inside Georgia’s maximum security facility for women.

 

 

3:45-4:00 p.m. Book signing in cafe for Joshilyn Jackson