Whether you want to get a head start on reading for the book festival or you need to create a wishlist for your friends and family to gift you books, we have you covered! We have created a Festival Reading List including recent books from all of our attending authors. Our list is organized by keynote speakers and panel discussion participants. We hope you find your next favorite read!

Keynote Speakers

Amy Bowdoin — Honeysuckle Drive

Elizabeth Musser — The Swan House, By Way of The Moonlight

Jonathan Rogers — The World According to Narnia: Christian Meaning in C. S. Lewis’ Beloved Chronicles

Crafting A Legacy (Memoirs)

Jackie K. Cooper — The Wisdom of Winter

Laura Fox — The Missing Moved In

Debi Morzark Hutchens — Got A Hole in The Bottom of My Shoe: but it is well with my “sole”

Larry Walker — Life on The Gnat Line

Pen, Paper, Press (Writing And Publishing)

Carol Cannon — Forgiveness: a novel

Carrie Booth Schmidt — Getting Past The Publishing Gatekeepers

What Makes You Come Alive (The Legacy of Howard Thurman)

Lerita Coleman Brown — What Makes You Come Alive

Growing A Reader (Children’s Literature)

Sarah Jane Houston — Janeybug’s Big Day

Chris Negron — Underdog City

Sheresa Stubbs — Henrietta Moves to A New City

LeAnn Tuggle — Let’s Go Fishing

Small Towns, Big Stories (Southern Fiction)

Amanda Cox — He Should Have Told The Bees

Janet W. Ferguson — Healing Skye

Rhonda McKnight — The Thing About Home

Randy Pierce — Missy

Inspired by True Events (historical fiction)

Kimberly Brock — The Lost Book of Eleanor Dare

Rebecca Bruff — Trouble The Water

Vanessa Riley — Queen of Exiles

A Moment in Time (historical romance)

Pam Hillman — Calico Trails Romance Collection

Jennifer Q. Hunt — Through Thorny Ways

Cindy Kay Stewart — Abounding Hope: A WWII Christian Romance

Edge of My Seat (Suspense)

Brandy Heineman — Like Honey for The Bones

Rebecca Hemlock — Fatal Deception

William Rawlings — Crypto

Linda Rodante — Warrior

Coffee, Tea, And Mystery (cozy mysteries)

Valerie Burns — Murder is A Piece of Cake

Kathy Manos Penn — Puzzles, Purrs, and Murder

Betsy Ramsey — Shadowy Past

Sacred Spaces (inspirational nonfiction/devotional

Andy Cook — Secrets from The Ancient Paths

Rose Chandler Johnson — God, Me, And Sweet Iced Tea

Jana Shugart — 20 Questions . . . And Some Answers from A Non-Professional

Jeannie Waters: A Place at His Table

Happily Ever After (contemporary romance)

Tanya Agler — Snowbound with The Rodeo Star

Lindi Peterson — Their Surprise Second Chance

Toni Shiloh — The Love Script

Suzie Waltner — Red Velvet

Words With Friends (Critique Partners)

Lindsey Brackett — Still Waters

Kimberly Duffy — The Weight of Air

Kristi Ann Hunter — Pixels And Paint