Past Event: Nola Nash Signing

Join us Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 2pm for a signing with Nola Nash for her new book Crescent City Moon.

Things put underground in New Orleans don’t often stay there. Even things that should – like bodies, and secrets.

How do you fight an enemy you can’t see that can kill on a whim? In 1820s New Orleans, on the eve of her twenty-first birthday, Zéolie Cheval discovers the mangled body of her father murdered in his bed and a maniacal voice haunting the recesses of her mind. When the priest sent to comfort her is killed while the house is swarming with police, Zéolie becomes entangled in a web of mystery that takes her from the French Quarter, to the Ursuline Convent in the Ninth Ward, and deep into the Louisiana swamps.

Officer Louis Saucier, who is losing his heart to Zéolie and his grip on logical reality, helps her find the pieces to her puzzle. The mother superior of the Ursulines offers assistance from a mediumistic nun and a voodoo priestess, blurring the lines between the spiritual and the supernatural.

After opening the family crypt to find it uninhabited, Zéolie realizes that her father lied about her mother’s death – amongst other things. Now, Zéolie must to come to terms with magic she inherited from her grandmother and the price that comes with it.

Step inside the magic and mystery of the 1820s French Quarter to see if an unlikely menagerie can help Zéolie take down a murderous maniac while she shields the officer she loves. Can she harness powers she didn’t know she had? Or, will she make the ultimate sacrifice? -Publisher

Books will be available at the event.

Past Event: Michael L. Clark Signing

Join us at 2pm on Saturday, February 8, 2020 at Duck River Books for a signing with Michael L. Clark for his new book, The Shimmering.

Emily and Daniel, a happily married couple, are attempting to live a simpler life and live it to the fullest at their small farm in rural middle Tennessee. The two become separated when Daniel, while on a trail ride with his best friend, Jimbo, accidentally discovers a gateway, which sends him two hundred years back in time. Emily, with the help of her newfound friend, Tommy Brown (a park ranger), desperately searches for her beloved who seems to have disappeared from the face of the earth. Daniel struggles for survival and answers, living in the past along the Natchez Trail in 1818. Can Daniel find his way back through time to be reunited with Emily? Will Emily discover what has become of her husband? Or are they both destined to live separate lives, never to see one another for eternity?

Treachery, thievery, Indian attacks, and bandits await the two as they struggle to find their ways back to each other. Mystery and drama await them at the end of every turn. Be careful! You, too, could be drawn into the secret of the Shimmering.

Michael L. Clark

Books will be available for purchase at the event or beforehand at Duck River Books.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy, please call Duck River Books at 931-548-2665.

Order The Shimmering online at:

https://shop.duckriverbooks.com/book/9781645312666

Past Event: Kathleen Smith Discussion & Signing

Join us at the Maury County Public Library* on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, at 6pm for a discussion and signing with Columbia native Dr. Kathleen Smith, author of Everything Isn’t Terrible.

Licensed therapist and mental health writer Dr. Kathleen Smith offers a smart, practical antidote to our anxiety-ridden times. Everything Isn’t Terrible is an informative and practical guide — featuring a healthy dose of humor — for people who want to become beacons of calmness in their families, at work, and in our anxious world. Everything Isn’t Terrible will inspire you to confront your anxious self, take charge of your anxiety, and increase your own capacity to choose how you respond to it. Comprised of short chapters containing anecdotal examples from Smith’s work with her clients, in addition to engaging, actionable exercises for readers, Everything Isn’t Terrible will give anyone suffering from anxiety all the tools they need to finally…calm…down.

Ultimately, living a calmer, less anxious life — one that isn’t terrible — is possible, and with this book you’ll learn how to do it.

About the Author:

Kathleen Smith is a licensed therapist and mental health writer who lives in Washington, DC. She has written for popular publications such as Slate, Salon, New York Magazine, Lifehacker, Bustle, and Counseling Today, among many others. She is an associate faculty member at the Bowen Center for the Study of the Family and hosts the show Family Matters, a production of the University of the District of Columbia.

Books will be available for purchase at the event or beforehand at Duck River Books.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy, please call Duck River Books at 931-548-2665.

For more information on the book or to order online, visit:

https://shop.duckriverbooks.com/book/9780316492539

The audiobook of Everything Isn’t Terrible is available at:

https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781549177996-everything-isn-t-terrible

*The Maury County Public Library is located at 211 W 8th St, Columbia, TN 38401

Andy Catlett: Early Travels

Nine year old Andy takes his first solo trip away from home to visit his grandparents for Christmas, 1943.

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Past Event: Jeff High Signing & Release Party

The wait is almost over! The fourth book in Jeff High’s Watervalley series will release Tuesday, March 26, 2019. You are invited to join Jeff at the Maury County Public Library at 6pm on the 26th for the release party and book signing.


After a turbulent eighteen months, Luke Bradford is finally at peace with his new life as the sole physician in rural Watervalley. It is Christmastime, the town loves him, and his marriage to his beloved Christine is a few short months away. Then, an unexpected turn of events and finances changes everything for Luke, allowing his all-but-forgotten dream of doing medical research to be within his grasp. Now, he must choose between the obligations of his heart and the ambitions of his career. Meanwhile, the new owner of the town’s only bed and breakfast arrives under mysterious circumstances, reviving decades-old rumors around the B&B mansion’s cryptic past and stirring all the locals into a suspicious, whispering frenzy. With Luke’s help, the town warmly engages the newcomer, but Luke quickly notices his new friend is in fact, a man of many secrets who has come to Watervalley with a desperate agenda. As well the stranger’s two beautiful children have an uncanny, otherworldly gift. As the spring approaches, the long hours of patient care, the indecision about pursuing his dream, and the stress of bottling up all his emotions takes their toll, poisoning Luke with a brooding resentment. One by one the once stable elements of his world spin out of control, culminating into a crisis of choice that will have devastating effects on his career, his friendships, and his impending marriage. But within the curious world of Watervalley, the past has a transcendent effect on the present. In the fullness of time, events from long ago may yet come together to make Luke’s world whole again. -Publisher

Books will be available for purchase at the event or beforehand at Duck River Books.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy, please call Duck River Books at 931-548-2665.

Past Event: Michael Bishop Signing

Join us at the Maury County Public Library on Thursday, November 29th at 6pm for a discussion and signing with Michael Bishop, author of “A Murder in Music City”.

 

Nashville 1964. Eighteen-year-old babysitter Paula Herring is murdered in her home while her six-year-old brother apparently sleeps through the grisly event. A few months later a judge’s son is convicted of the crime. Decades after the slaying, Michael Bishop, a private citizen, stumbles upon a secret file related to the case and with the help of some of the world’s top forensic experts–including forensic psychologist Richard Walter (aka “the living Sherlock Holmes”)–he uncovers the truth. What really happened is completely different from what the public was led to believe. Now, for the very first time, Bishop reveals the true story. In this true-crime page-turner, the author lays out compelling evidence that a circle of powerful citizens were key participants in the crime and the subsequent cover-up. The ne’er-do-well judge’s son, who was falsely accused and sent to prison, proved to be the perfect setup man. The perpetrators used his checkered history to conceal the real facts for over half a century. Including interviews with the original defense attorney and a murder confession elicited from a nursing-home resident, the information presented here will change Nashville history forever.    -Publisher

 

About the Author:

Michael Bishop was born in Gadsden, Alabama and had the good fortune to grow up on a small farm nearby.  He earned a Bachelor’s degree from Freed Hardeman University in Henderson, Tennessee and a Master’s degree from the University of Tennessee – Knoxville.

 

In 1997, Michael accidentally discovered a hidden file in Nashville’s Metro Archives that contained information about a legendary babysitter murder from 1964.  Realizing the potentially explosive nature of the contents, he quietly launched a multi-decade private investigation and eventually consulted with top forensic experts while working on the mystery in his spare time.  The manuscript about his journey was picked up by a New York Literary Agency and a New York publisher purchased the North American rights to the book.

 

 

Books will be available for purchase at the event or beforehand at Duck River Books.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy, please call Duck River Books at 931-548-2665.

 

For more information on the book or to order online, visit:

https://shop.duckriverbooks.com/book/9781633883451

 

The audiobook of A Murder in Music City is available at:

https://libro.fm/audiobooks/9781977381873-a-murder-in-music-city

Past Event: Dr. William B. Hardison, Jr. Signing

Join us at the Maury County Public Library on Saturday, October 27th at 3pm to hear Dr. William B. Hardison, Jr. discuss his new book “Dinosaurs in the Cornfield: Lessons Unearthed on My Grandfather’s Farm”.  As a child, Dr. Hardison spent his summers visiting his grandparents on their farm in Maury County, Tennessee.  As the importance of the lessons learned on that humble farm in the early 1950’s became evident years later, Dr. Hardison began telling the stories, to the delight of his congregation, in his capacity as a young pastor.  “Dinosaurs in the Cornfield: Lessons Unearthed on My Grandfather’s Farm” is a wonderful collection of stories that deal with the development of positive character traits in people of all ages.

 

Books will be available for purchase at the event or beforehand at Duck River Books.  If you are unable to attend the event and would like a signed copy, please call Duck River Books at 931-548-2665.

 

About the Author:

Dr. William B. Hardison, Jr. is a retired minister and former adjunct professor of Christian Spirituality at Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond.  Known for his gift of vivid storytelling, he is a member of the National Storytelling Network.  Dr. Hardison is a contributor to Character.org, a nationwide movement bringing fresh attention to the development of character in the lives of children through education.  He lives in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, Carolyn.

 

For more information on the book or to order online, visit:

https://shop.duckriverbooks.com/book/9781947860063

Past Event: Lex Latkovski Book Signing

Join us on February 15, 2018 at 7pm for a presentation and book signing by Lex Latkovski, author of THE LEXPEDITION.  Lex will share with us his experiences as he traveled the world for five years visiting over 77 countries.   From living as a Zen monk for 16 months, to riding horseback through the Mongolian wilderness with a violent, lunatic guide, his stories are sure to be entertaining and hilarious.  We hope you will join us.

As always, if you can’t make the event but would still like a signed copy, please call us at 931-548-2665 and reserve your copy today.  All reserved copies are prepay.

Past Event: Wilmoth Foreman Reading & Signing

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Wilmoth Foreman will be here on Thursday December 14th, 2017 at 3:30pm, reading and signing copies of her latest children’s book, “Minnie Mule”.  Join us for this wonderful event and take home a copy of this delightful children’s book by one of Columbia’s most beloved writers.

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 As always, if you can’t make the event but would still like a signed copy, please call us at 931-548-2665 and reserve your copy today.  All reserved copies are prepay.