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TSOTB is reviewed on www.bookpleasure.com

Amy Lignor, author of The Heart of a Legend and Mind Made, and a reviewer with BookPleasures, the international community of book reviewers, has reviewed The Secret of the Belles. Read
Amy's review.

Thank you, Amy!
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Another exciting book signing in Marietta

The Marietta Museum of History has invited me to come and participate in a "Meet the Authors" event on December 11, 5-7 p.m., held at the Museum.

The museum - located on the second floor of the historic Kennesaw House, a former cotton warehouse built in 1845 - has four galleries featuring  Read More 
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Two books in one month!

It doesn't get any more exciting than this! The Secret of the Belles was released 10 days ago and, 10 days from now, The Encyclopedia of Northern Kentucky will officially launch on Friday, November 6, at Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University. Read More 
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Reporter with Cincinnati Enquirer writes about The Secret of the Belles

Ryan Clark, a reporter with the Cincinnati Enquirer, wrote a story about the book on Mon., Oct. 19. Ryan just published a book of poetry: Dusty Roads & Faded Signs. Thank you, Ryan!

http://nky.cincinnati.com/article/AB/20091018/NEWS0103/910190319/+Gone+With+the+Wind++inspired+NKY+author

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Book characters come to life

The two main characters in The Secret of the Belles, Lanie Sullivan, who lives in Marietta, Ga., in 1939, and Belle Blakely, who lives in Lanie's childhood home over sixty years later, have been brought to life by doll maker Mary Ellen Lucas of Lexington, Ky. Read More 
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Great balls of fire! Two Southern Belles on new Civil War tour

Two of the South’s most famous belles—each of whom are connected to one of the world’s most beloved writers—are being feted this year in a special program. Margaret Mitchell, herself something of a Southern Belle, brought the inimitable Scarlett O’Hara to life in 1936 in Gone With the Wind and, in 1923, recorded a bridesmaid’s memories of the 1853 grand wedding affair of Mittie Bulloch to Theodore Roosevelt, Sr. (They would become the parents of Teddy who would become the 26th president of the United States). This year, both belles are the talk of the town (and wouldn’t Scarlett just love that!) in “Southern Belles to Rebel Yells,” a new downloadable self-guided tour of the Civil War attractions in Roswell and Marietta, two historic burgs in Atlanta’s metro area. Read More 
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Cincinnati's Books by the Banks

Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival will be held on Satuday, October 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center. The event is free and open to the public.

I'll be there with The Secret of the Belles and some promotional items from the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum-Scarlett on the Square. I hope you'll stop by in you're in the area. Read More 
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Frankly, you should give a damn about Gone With the Wind' museum

By MARY ANN ANDERSON - McClatchy-Tribune News Servive
MARIETTA, Ga. - Pop quiz for all the Windies out there. What is the "flaming embrace?" Which of these lines is correct? "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn" or "My dear, I don't give a damn." And what or who are the Windies? Read More 
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Read all about it! The Re-Premiere

Connie Sutherland, executive director of the Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum, has posted details about “70 Years of Gone With the Wind: A Re-Premiere," to be held in Marietta, Georgia, on November 13 and 14. Details here:  Read More 
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The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum-Scarlett on the Square announces Re-Premiere details

The Marietta Gone With the Wind Museum-Scarlett on the Square, in partnership with the Earl Smith Strand Theatre and Turner Classic Movies, is pleased to announce its 2009 special event, 70 YEARS OF GONE WITH THE WIND: A RE-PREMIERE. The event, slated for Nov. 13 and 14 in honor of the film’s 70th anniversary, will be shown on the big screen with pre-show activities hosted by film historian and host of Turner Classic Movies, Robert Osborne. Read More 
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