New Regional Writers Announced!

In the past few weeks, our additions to the Regional Writers section has swelled dramatically. We are excited to announce the addition of several new writers to the line-up:

Valerie Conners
Kerwin Frix
Lyn Froehlich
Jeremy Logan
Thomas H. McNeely
Ed Payne
Steven Spires
Judy Voss

Learn more about these author and their works on our Regional Writers page, and then come meet them in person at the 2015 Dahlonega Literary Festival!


2015 Featured Author: Kathryn Hinds

KHindsKathryn Hinds is a prolific author whose short stories and poetry have appeared in a number of journals and anthologies. Her most recent publications are The Healer’s Choice,  a feminist fantasy novel published by Dark Oak Press, and The Forty, a collaboration with photographer Fox Gradin and author James Palmer that re-envisions the tale of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. Kathryn’s first poetry collection, Candle, Thread, and Flute, came out from Luna Station Press in 2013. That year also saw the release of her six-book series Creatures of Fantasy (Cavendish Square), which brought her total number of nonfiction books for children and young adults to fifty. Her current works in progress include a sequel to The Healer’s Choice along with a novel in verse and a collection of steampunk short stories. Kathryn did graduate work in comparative literature and medieval studies at the City University of New York and is now a lecturer in the English Department of the University of North Georgia. She has lived in Dahlonega, Georgia, since 1995.

2015 Featured Author: Molly Harper

MHarperMolly Harper worked for six years as a reporter and humor columnist for The Paducah Sun. Her reporting duties included covering courts, school board meetings, quilt shows, and once, the arrest of a Florida man who faked his suicide by shark attack and spent the next few months tossing pies at a local pizzeria. Molly lives in western Kentucky with her family.

DeVos, Jones, And Ulken Added to Regional Writers

DLF logo finalThe Dahlonega Literary Festival is excited to announce the addition of three more writers to our line-up. Ed Devos, Dr. Anne B. Jones, and Ellen Hunter Ulken will be joining the festival this year in our Regional Writers section. To learn more about these authors, their books, and all the other Regional Writers participating in this year’s festival, head over to our Regional Writers section and the come meet them at the 2015 Dahlonega Literary Festival!

2015 Featured Author: Erika Marks

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOn the long and winding road to publishing, Erika Marks worked as an illustrator, an art director, a cake decorator, and a carpenter. A native New Englander, Erika now lives and writes in Charlotte, North Carolina, with her husband and their two little mermaids. She is the author of It Comes in Waves, Little Gale Gumbo, The Mermaid Collector, and The Guest House.

2015 Featured Author: Jackie K Cooper

Jackie K Cooper is a film and book critic whose reviews appear on his personal website, as well as and His reviews also run in an assortment of newspapers in Georgia. In addition he is a featured guest on radio and TV shows across the South. He has his own weekly television show “The Jackie K Cooper Show” which runs on several cable channels in middle Georgia.

Cooper is the author of six books: (1) Journey Of A Gentle91_author_cooper Southern Man (2) Chances And Choices (3) Halfway Home (4) The Bookbinder (5) The Sunrise Remembers (6) Back To The Garden. His Latest Book Memory’s Mist was published by Mercer University Press in September 2013.

He is one of the founders of the Southeastern Film Critics Association and is also a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association and the Broadcast Television

Bailey, Lott, and Waits added to Regional Writers

The Dahlonega Literary Festival is happy to announce the addition of three more writers to our Regional Writers section. Please join us in welcoming Brandon Daily (author of A Murder Country), Cynthia Lott (author of The Feathers), and Stan Waits (author of Another Long Hot Day) to the 2015 festival. Learn more about them and our other regional writers over on our Regional Writers page, and then come check them out at the 2015 Dahlonega Literary Festival!

2015 Featured Author: Man Martin

Man TuxAuthor, teacher, and all-around swell guy, Man Martin’s novels have been called “hilarious” (Publishers Weekly) “simply brilliant” (Booklist) and “endlessly sweet” (Lauren Grof). He is the two-time winner of Georgia Author of the Year for his novels, Days of the Endless Corvette and Paradise Dogs.  He is five feet, ten inches tall.,

Medlicott, Claudette, and James Added to Regional Writers

Three more writers have been added to the Dahlonega Literary Festival’s Regional section. We are excited to welcome Joan Medlicott, Jean Leigh Claudette, and Morgan James to the 2015 line-up. You can read more about them and their works on our Regional Writers page and then come meet them at this year’s festival!

More regional writers are being added almost daily. Keep checking back to learn more about this year’s terrific line-up!