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Writers Who Died in 2017

14 Jan


  1. Brian Aldiss – English author, vice-president of the international H. G. Wells Society
  2. Buchi Emecheta – Nigerian novelist
  3. Colin Dexter – English author of the Inspector Morse series
  4. Denis Johnson – American writer of Jesus’ Son: Stories
  5. Derek Walcott – Saint Lucian poet and playwright who received the 1992 Nobel Prize in Literature
  6. Harry Matthews – American writer of novels, poetry, short fiction, and essays
  7. Helen Dunmore – British poet, novelist, and children’s writer
  8. Howard Frank Mosher – American novelist
  9. Janusz Glowacki – Polish-U.S. playwright and screenwriter
  10. John Ashbery – American Pulitzer Prize-winning poet
  11. John Berger – English art critic, novelist, painter, and poet
  12. Michael Bond – English writer, creator of Paddington Bear
  13. Miriam Tlali – South African novelist, the first black woman in South Africa to publish a novel
  14. Paula Fox – American award-winning children’s author
  15. Peter Abrahams – South African novelist, journalist, and political commentator
  16. Robert James Waller – American author of The Bridges of Madison County
  17. Robert M. Pirsig  – American writer and philosopher, and the author of  Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance
  18. Sam Shepard – American Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright
  19. Sue Grafton – American crime writer, author of the ‘alphabet series’, starting with “A” is for Alibi
  20. William H. Gass – American novelist, short story writer, essayist, and critic
  21. William Melvin Kelley – African-American novelist
  22. William Peter Blatty – American writer and filmmaker, famous for The Exorcist

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4-29-2013 1-32-28 PMRay Bradbury and his publishers thought The Fireman was a boring title, so they called a local fire station and asked what temperature paper burned at. The firemen put Bradbury on hold while they burned a book, then reported back the temperature, and the rest is history.



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Thunder Valley Author Event

8 May

Come see some of your favorite authors!  Proceeds go to benefit The Breast Cancer Charities.

When:  September 10, 2016
Time: 12:00 VIP Entry, 1:00-4:00 General Admission
VIP $50
VIP ticket holders will gain 1-hour early entry, a tote bag, and admission to the Author Meet & Greet the evening of the event.

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Abigail Lee
Adrienne Whitson
Amber R Polk
Anna Black
Anne Conley
Ashley Christin
Autumn Doughton
Brandy Jeffus Corona
C.A. Tibbitts
Carrie Thomas
Charlene Zapata
Chevett Horton
Ellie Anne
Elora Ramirez
Erica Cope
Erika Ashby
Heather Diemer
Hilaria Alexander
Holly Hudspeth
Isabella Harper
Jacquelynn Gagne
Jeanine Binder
Jenni Moen / Elise Black
Jennifer Theriot
K. S. Haigwood
Karli Rush
Kelly Cozzone
Kris Hack
Lara Henley
Layla Stevens
Lindy Spencer
L.A. Remenicky
Lynn Stookes
M. C. Rohweder
M. Skye
Melissa Townsend
Michelle Lowhorn
Miracle Austin
Quinn Loftis
Renee Kennedy
S. M. Smith
SD Hendrickson
Tammy Blackwell
Tara Dawn
Tich Brewster
Vicki Green
Vivian Lee
Yara Greathouse
Yolanda Olson
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