3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Fireside Books & Gifts
212 S. Lafayette St.
Shelby, NC 28150
Ann returns to Fireside with her newest title, Miss Julia’s Marvelous Makeover.
Ann is the mother of two daughters and one son, and the grandmother of four grandsons (including twin boys) and two granddaughters, both of whom are her namesakes. When her children were in college, she decided to complete her own education, enrolling in the University of North Carolina at Asheville where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Literature. Reluctant to return to an empty nest, she continued her education by enrolling in the English Department of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she earned both the Master’s and Doctor of Philosophy degrees. Afterwards, she taught Literature and the Humanities at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Ann’s writing career began in the early eighties when two mysteries were published as original paperbacks: The Murder Cure and The Murder Stroke. A few years later, her first hardcover book was published: The Pilgrimage, an adventure story set in the nineteenth century. All three books are now out of print.
The publication of the first Miss Julia book, Miss Julia Speaks Her Mind in 1999, set Ann on a full-time writing career. This book went through six reprintings in less than a year, and was ranked #9 on the Independent Booksellers’ seventy-six most highly recommended books for 1999. In addition, the book was named to the Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers list. The paperback edition of the same book was listed in The Best Books of the First Five Years by BookSense, as one of the titles independent booksellers most enjoyed handselling. The book was also published by Readers Digest Condensed Books, appearing in twelve foreign languages.
Miss Julia Takes Over was one of seven nominees for the Book of the Year Award (2001) by the Southeastern Booksellers Association. Miss Julia Throws A Wedding, Miss Julia Hits The Road, Miss Julia Meets Her Match, Miss Julia’s School of Beauty, Miss Julia Stands Her Ground, Miss Julia Strikes Back and Miss Julia Delivers the Goods have all appeared on the New York Times Extended Bestseller List.Cost: Free to attend
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