Jun 13, 2012
This week we announce a contest, and present two more of the talks from our BooktopiaVT Celebration of Authors: Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About History, and Susan Cain, author of Quiet.
John T. Edge, Director of the Southern Foodways Alliance, and author of the newly released The Truck Food Cookbook, wanted to join us for Booktopia in Oxford, but already had plans out of state. Fortunately for all of you, his publisher felt so bad that he couldn't participate that they gave us 6 copies of his cookbook to give away! We'll give three away in Oxford this weekend, and the other three will be given away right here. To enter, simply tell us, in the comments below, about the Book Truck of your dreams. What kind of books would you sell? (It's small; you can't carry everything!) And what would you name your Book Truck? Leave your response before July 7. We'll randomly pick 3 entries to win a copy of The Truck Food Cookbook!
Kenneth C. Davis, author of Don't Know Much About History and all of the other Don't Know Much About... books, has an interesting history himself. In his talk he tells us about his first job in a bookstore, meeting his wife, and writing his very first book.
After reading about last year's BOTNS Retreat, Susan Cain blogged about it, saying she hoped to attend the next event. Lo and behold, it all worked out and we were thrilled to have her. I think most readers would define themselves as introverts, making Susan's book Quiet a must-read.