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Independent Bookstore Day takes place on the last Saturday in April at more than 450 bookstores nationwide. IBD harnesses the creative power of authors, publishers, and booksellers to celebrate the reading community and drive readers to brick and mortar bookstores.
For one day, and one day only, a number of very limited, unique, word-based items and books will be available exclusively at independent stores across the country. These aren’t your run-of-the-mill signed first editions—these are literature-based art projects, unique books, and collector’s items created for this event only. You can’t get them before. You can’t get them after. And you can’t get them online.
The Haunted Book Shop is proud to be participating.
Scheduled Events so far (check back for updates as we get closer)
7 pm – 9 pm: Legal thriller writer Robert Bailey of Huntsville, AL will be signing his new release THE FINAL RECKONING, releasing April 23rd. He is the bestselling author of the McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers series, which includes The Final Reckoning, The Last Trial, Between Black and White, and The Professor. The first two novels in the series were Beverly Hills Book Awards legal thriller of the year winners, and Between Black and White was a finalist for the Foreword INDIES Book of the Year. For the past nineteen years, Bailey has been a civil defense trial lawyer in his hometown of Huntsville, Alabama, where he lives with his wife and three children. For more information, please visit www.robertbaileybooks.com.
Around the Store
11 a.m. – Noon – Children’s Story Hour. Karyn Tunks, children’s book author, will be reading one of her faves.
Author Employee for the Day
We’ll have local authors wearing our Book Nerd apron for a shift to bag your items, chat, and make recommendations! Come and shop during your fave author’s time slot!
1pm – 3pm – Karyn Tunks
3pm – 5pm – John Sledge
5pm – 7pm – J.D. Crowe
In the Writer’s Room
Mobile Writers’ Guild Celebrates Indie Bookstore Day by Offering Free Critiques and Writing Advice at The Haunted Bookshop in the Writer’s Room
Have questions about writing romance, fantasy/Sci-Fi, kidlit, cozy mysteries and more? Need extra eyes to make sure your first page hooks your readers and leaves them wanting to read more? Curious as to how to build your writing community? The Mobile Writers’ Guild is taking over the Writer’s Room on National Independent Bookstore Day at The Haunted Bookshop to offer advice and critiques.
- cj Petterson (Deadly Star, Choosing Carter) will offer advice and critiques on writing romance.
- Author and illustrator Steven Moore (Gnome Legends series, Artists Who Can’t Draw) will be answering questions about middle grade and science fiction/fantasy, as well as self-publishing and world-creating.
- Joyce Scarbrough (True Blue Trilogy, After Me) will give advice and critiques for writing middle grade, young adult, women’s fiction, and romance.
- Rebecca Barrett (Road’s End, Trouble in Paradise) will be answering questions and offering critiques on writing historical fiction and cozy mysteries.
- Christa Stanley (Pieces: Mardi Gras “Let the Good Times Fly”) will offer advice and critiques on writing fantasy in middle grade.
- Candice Conner (Pieces: Mardi Gras “The Mystic Order of Marvelless”, From Hornbooks to Hardbacks: the Evolution of Trends in Children’s Literature) will answer questions and give critiques on all age levels of children’s literature, from picture books to young adult.
- Micah McGuire (The Mind Redesign, Productivity Coach) will give advice on writing productivity, how to build your writing community, as well as give critiques on young adult and new adult fantasy.
- Fran Pugh (Pieces: Mardi Gras “The Lost Cause Minstrels”, A Place Without Mercy) will offer advice and critiques on penning inspirational fiction.
- Amy Delcambre (Pieces: Mardi Gras “Regrets Only”) will give advice and critiques for nonfiction, as well as answer any question about editing, marketing, and promotion.
- Carrie Dalby (Fortitude, The Possession Chronicles) will be answering questions and giving critiques on writing middle grade and young adult, as well as historical and Gothic.So bring your questions and pages to critique and see what the Mobile Writers’ Guild can offer! Two copies of their latest anthology, Pieces: Mardi Gras, will be raffled so be sure to purchase a chance to win for only $1.00. Do not have to be present to win.