The 2018 Featured Authors and Regional Writers lineups have been decided!  We think that we have wonderful and exciting authors for 2018 Festival attendees and we are proud to present them to you.  Please come and attend the 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival on March 24-25, 2018.  Our programs promise to be fun, entertaining, and informative, AND you can meet the authors!

To see brief biographies and photos of all of our authors, please go to our “2018 Featured Authors” and “2018 Regional Writers” pages and scroll down.

Here is a list of our Featured Authors.  They will be the authors who will be featured in most of our programming.  Featured Author’s books will be for sale in the Community House where Fox Tale Book Shoppe will be set up.  Authors will be available to sign their books.


Jacob M. Appel                                                                Johnathon Barrett

Valerie Boyd                                                                    Michael Buchanan

Emily Carpenter

Sarah Creech                                                                   Phillippe Diedrich

Vince Dooley                                                                  McCall Hoyle

Rick Hutto                                                                       Joshilyn Jackson

Jessica Khoury                                                                Man Martin

Erica Gerald Mason                                                     Julia McDermott

Dana Middleton                                                              Steve Oney

Gin Phillips                                                                      Anna Schachner

Sonny Seals and George Hart

Jedwin Smith                                                                  Christopher Swann

George Weinstein


We are also very excited to have these Regional Writers participating in the 2018 Dahlonega Literary Festival!  Regional Writers are authors who have published one book or many.  They may be published by traditional publishers or self-published.  Most are from the Southeast and all have gone through our Review/Selection Process where their books, representing various genres, have been reviewed and selected as the best works of the authors who applied. Regional Writers may also be featured in our programming.  The Regional Writers will have their own tables and will be located in the Fellowship Hall of the Dahlonega Baptist Church where they will be available to sell and sign their books.  They will be available ONLY on Saturday, March 24, 2018 from 9:00am-4:30pm, so please stop by as our Regional Writers would love to meet you!


Daniel Adams

Christine Bowen                                                            Mike Brown

Alison Reeger Cook                                                       Larry Copeland

Seth Davey                                                                     Andy Davidson

Judy Fogarty                                                                   J. G. Jakes

Annette Laing                                     Jeremy Logan & Brenda Sevcik

Peter McDade                                                               Grant McGarry

G. Andre Sealy                                                             Kimberly Simms

Mark Warren                                                              Larry Weill

Kathy Williams

SEE YOU MARCH 24-25, 2018!!!!





    • Hello, Mr. Wayne! All of our Featured Author and Regional Writer slots have been filled for 2018, however, the Regional Writer Section is accepting applications for 2019. Please contact Ken Smoke at kensmoke369@hotmail.com and tell him more about yourself and he’ll send you details on how to apply. Looking forward to hearing from you! Best regards!


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