Author Shares the Civil War Letters at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Author Shares the Civil War Letters at the AJC Decatur Book Festival 2017

Online PR News – 17-August-2017 – Atlanta, GA – From 1 to 3 September 2017, Mary Jordan, author of Dear Friend Amelia, the Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd 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.

Author Mary Jordan and designer Joyce Hatch make a comeback with a beautiful, evocative piece entitled Dear Friend Amelia, the Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd. A book that contains a treasure trove of excellent reproductions - letters, cabinet cards, prints, etchings and impeccably photographed Civil War relics. It also includes historical side notes that have been placed appropriately to give a realistic glimpse of the daily life and struggles of an earnest civil war soldier. This well-designed collaboration by Jordan and Hatch would make the readers and historians read this from start to finish.

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 Jordan and her piece, Dear Friend Amelia, the Civil War Letters of Private John Tidd. 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, Mary Jordan’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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