This year’s Hickman County Arts, Crafts and Book Fair will host some old friends and some new friends when the Friends of the Arts hosts its 7th Arts, Craft and Book show at Hickman Elementary Gymnasium on Saturday, December 3rd. This 2011 show promises to be a great opportunity for new books becoming “that special one of a kind gift to be open on Christmas morning.” The authors are profiled below.
Steven Vest (Editor and publisher of Kentucky Monthly, Frankfort, KY.) Sacred Places of Kentucky
Discover Kentucky’s most striking and inspirational sacred places, from awe-inspiring cathedrals to quaint country churches, in this volume featuring photography by Wes and Stacey Battoclette and written by Kentucky Monthly’s own Amanda Hervey and Rev. Roger Jasper. Purchase Sacred Places in combination with Steve Vest's original titles, That Kind of Journalist or Briar Bits, and receive a $7 discounted package price.
Steve will also have FREE copies of his magazine, Kentucky Monthly to give out to anyone interested in an upbeat publication about our state.
Chris Skates (Going Green) This an explosive adventure book about the question “What if climate change was not a man made event?” Already this book is becoming a national hit among the policy government set.
Judge Bill Cunningham – will be back this year with his books and his storytelling talents. Cunningham is a walking encyclopedia of West Kentucky history. Buy a book – hear a story!
Berry Craig, one of the fair’s favorite writers will be returning with two books about history and West Kentucky. The Secret History of Western Kentucky as well as the Hidden History of Kentucky during the Civil War are both engaging reads for any history buff. These books are trade paper backs and make for great gifts to your favorite history reader.
Dorothy Nell Harper- books of poetry, including her newest, “The Power of Poetry” will be back. Dorothy Nell is now the Poet Laureate of the Jackson Purchase and is a powerful voice and role model for anyone who wants to express themselves through the imagery of poetry.
Hickman County Historical Society - "One -Two Room Schools of Hickman County" - a compendium of schools that are now gone. Also, two volume of newspaper abstracts, their cookbook and other books with historical data.
Hickman County Museum - "Lick Skillet" by Virginia Jewell and the works of Dr. Jackson who lived in Clinton during the 1950’s through the1980’s.
Kenneth Tucker - "The Fall of the House of Spade", A Wilderness of Tigers", "The Madonna of Darkness and Shadows" and "A Kentucky Colonel in King Arthur's Court". Dr. Tucker will have his newly revised nonfiction book on Chicago mobsters also available.
Larry D. Krohn – Returning this year is Larry Krohn, of Princeton, Indiana. His series of picture books featuring Patter the Paducah Mouse brought him to the Hickman County Arts, Crafts and Book Fair in 2006. He’s coming back to 3rd with Patter stories to delight young readers. Larry is a former teacher and coach. His daughter Sara is co-owner of the Badgett Theatre in Grand Rivers, Kentucky.
Teresa Anne Hayden - a writer who lives in Cayce, Kentucky, with her husband Mike. Her story, “The Carpenter’s Son,” has recently been published in Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Book of Miracles: 101 true stories of healing, faith, divine intervention, and answered prayers.
Rebecca Seitz- “Prints Charming" - a novel for scrapbookers. Rebecca splits her time between Nashville Tennessee and Fulton Kentucky as a book publisher and movie agent.