Author Shares Enthralling Stories at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Shares Enthralling Stories at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 15-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Joyce Ann Tepley, author of the self-help guide book Thriving Through It – How They Do It: What It Takes to Transform Trauma into Triumph will be joining this year's AJC Decatur Book Festival, a community-based, non-profit event and largest independent festival in the country. Being renowned as one of the five largest festivals in the country, DBF continues to gather world-class authors as well as hundreds of thousands of festival-goers to enjoy book signings, author readings, panel discussions, an interactive children's area, live music, parade, cooking demonstrations, poetry slams, writing workshops, and others. These activities will be happening in and around the historic downtown Decatur square.

"We always knew Atlanta had a thriving writing and book community, but it needed a centerpiece to bring all the parts together", Tom Bell points out as he recalls the history of DBF. It was when Daren Wang hatched a hare-brained idea to establish a festival celebrating the spoken/written word that brought the other dreamers and believers together. Tom Bell — founding program director, Linda Harris, Richard Lenz, Alice Murray, Bill Starr and Judy Turner then began brewing the magic.

The DBF got rave reviews shortly after 18 months of hard work and dedication in volunteering full-time, until its commencement over Labor Day weekend back in 2006, which was attended by over 100 authors and 50, 000 people. The success of the event was contributed by the combination of supportive local businesses and restaurants, eager and able volunteers, and the ability to walk easily from venue to venue.

Joyce Ann Tepley lives in Dallas, Texas with her husband Phil, and their dog, Kati. Retired from a forty-year career as a clinical social worker, Tepley has dedicated the rest of her life to honoring those who thrive through adversity by telling their stories. In her self-help guide book, Thriving Through It – How They Do It: What It Takes to Transform Trauma into Triumph, she shares the gripping stories of twenty people from all walks of life. Fearlessly, these people tell what it takes to survive the most difficult times of their lives, and in their own words, they convey whether or not there is a secret formula that allows them to transform their adversity into the process that makes them do well. One of the twenty people is Peg Nosek who discloses her compelling story on how she relentlessly pursued her passion for music. She describes how important it is to have someone to believe a person’s capability. This book offers twenty inspirational stories that will uplift the readers and make them appreciate their life and everything that they have. It provides a lot of insights that will impact one’s growth towards self-determination, support, and confirmation. This is a well-written self-help guide that is perfect for all the readers who want to transform trauma into triumph!

BookBlastPro will represent the author at the AJC Decatur Book Festival. The festival-goers and other authors will have the opportunity of getting first-hand information about Tepley and her book, What It Takes to Transform Trauma into Triumph. They will also get bookmarks and an opportunity of photo documentation which will be released after the event. The book selling will be announced at the event.

AJC Decatur Book Festival — Bookzilla, Joyce Ann Tepley’s book and the rest of the fun activities will make this event a literary powerhouse that will delight the attendees and will make this annual event a huge success, as what Tom Bell expressed: "That's what the festival does best."

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Contact Information
Joyce Ann Tepley
25220 Hancock Ave #300
Murrieta CA


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