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By December 11, 2012 No Comments

Auburn University Bookstore

The Auburn University Bookstore hosted its first Holiday Author Open House on Tuesday, Dec. 11, attracting visitors during a normally quiet time after finals with a group of local authors signing their books.  Below, history professor Adam Jortner (center) talks about his new book The Gods of Prophetstown: The Battle of Tippecanoe and the Holy War for the American Frontier. Also signing, left, was emeritus art professor Conrad Ross, and local author Margee Bright-Ragland, right, who attended with other members of the Mystic Order of East Alabama Fiction Writers (The Ploy of Cooking; Be the Flame).

Other authors participating in the event were novelists Chantel Acevedo (Love and Ghost Letters; Song of the Red Cloak) and Skip Horack (The Southern Cross; The Eden Hunter), both faculty members in the AU English department; publisher Tina Tatum, director of the Gnu’s Room (which recently published an anthology of local writers edited by AU professor emeritus Bert Hitchcock); and novelist Suzanne Johnson (Royal Street; River Road), associate editor of Auburn Magazine.

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