Meet the Authors Event Celebrates East Tennessee Authors
The one-room schoolhouse is the oldest school in Tennessee, built two years before Tennessee became a State. It stands on the original site where it was built, located in Maryville, Tennessee.
The authors in attendance represent some of the best in the area. This diverse group will feature a variety of genres including fiction and nonfiction, romance, fantasy, humor, mystery, historical facts, events, and religious interest. "Meet the Authors" features award-winning authors and a NY Times and USA Today best-selling writer.
The list of attending authors includes:
Lin and J.L. Stepp, Joe and Mary Moore, Cheryl Peyton, Mary Faith and David Enyart, Shirley Carr Clowney, Bobbi Wolverton, Carol McClain, Dr. Gail Palmer, Jody Cantrell Dyer, Carolyn Meiller, Kenneth Johnson, Jim Miller, Nan Klee, Don Thompson, and Denise Sherriff.
If you are not familiar with some of the authors above, now is your chance to meet them personally and add their autographed books to your collection. This is also the perfect place to get your next summer reads.
Admission is $5.00 per person and is tax-deductible, and children under 12 are free. There is also free parking. Refreshments will be provided by the Blount County Fire Protection District at additional cost. More information can be found at https://www.facebook.com/
The event is being directed by Mary Lynne and Robert Bell, the resident managers, and Joe & Mary Moore as coordinators. This is the inaugural event to what is being planned as an annual celebration of talent in East Tennessee. Sam Houston moved to Tennessee after his father died at the age of 14. He spent time with the Cherokee Nation, into which he later was adopted as a citizen and married. He performed military service during the War of 1812 and successfully participated in Tennessee politics. In 1827, Houston was elected Governor of Tennessee.
The Historic Sam Houston Schoolhouse State Historic Site is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Tennessee Historical Commission State-Owned Historic Site, and supplemented by additional funds raised by the Sam Houston Schoolhouse Memorial Association.