Local Authors J.L. & Lin Stepp To Sign Their Best-Selling Hiking Guide At Dogwood Arts Event

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. - April 14, 2014 - PRLog -- Authors J.L. and Lin Stepp will be signing their new hiking guide, The Afternoon Hiker, at the Local Literary Lights event in front of Union Ave. Books, Saturday, April 26, 11 am - 2:30 pm.

The beautiful Great Smoky Mountains provide the inspira- tion for this unique hiking guide—designed especially for the average tourist or hiking enthusiast seeking a morning or afternoon walk in the Smokies that will prove pleasant and fun. All 110 hikes in The Afternoon Hiker are easily accessibe and average 6 - 8 miles roundtrip.

This is the perfect hiking guide for the occasional hiker, for busy professionals wanting to get away to the mountains for a weekend or for tourists visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The guidebook focuses on the early sections of 110 easily accessible hiking trails around the Great Smoky Mountains. The hiking layout of the book is one of its most distinctive features. With every turn of the page, the reader encounters a new trail to read about. Each Tennessee or North Carolina hike description spreads over two pages, around accompanying photos with the trail name, the season the trail was first hiked, a general rating of the hike and clear directions to get to the trailhead. The book includes over 300 color photos to enhance the text plus a hiking patch created for each trail.

The Dogwood Arts Festival is an annual month-long event in the Knoxville area with the mission to promote and celebrate our region’s arts, culture, and natural beauty. The Local Literary Lights event is part of the Market Square Art Fair in downtown Knoxville held April 25-27.

With high-quality arts and crafts booths, arts in action, performing arts, culinary arts demonstrations and tastings, and an expanded children’s creation station, several blocks of downtown Knoxville are trans- formed into a lively street fair for the Market Square Art Fair.

There will be more than 70 local and regional juried artists exhibiting and selling their original work in mixed media, clay, drawing/pastels, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, painting, photography, sculpture and wood.

Lin and J.L. Stepp are native Tennesseans who reside in Knoxville, TN. Lin is a businesswoman, a nov- elist with five published titles, and an educator. She is an adjunct professor at both Tusculum College and King College Knoxville campuses, where she teaches Research Writing and Psychology courses. J.L. owns S & S Communications, publishing a monthly magazine, Tennessee Fishing & Hunting Guide, and markets UT Vols sports products. For more info see authors’ website: www.linstepp.com.

Contact: J.L. Stepp email: steppcom@aol.com
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