Synopsis: Susan Allred’s Beyond the Wall is the story of her father’s escape from East Germany after WWII.
Bio: Susan Allred holds both a B.A. and an M.A. in English, and taught at Gadsden State Community College for eleven years. Ms. Allred is a member of a local writer’s group. She is currently a homeschool mom and teaches writing to homeschoolers in the community. She and her husband Greg have four children.
Synopsis: The Adventures of Molly Polly Wog is a collection of 3 very exciting stories about Molly, a very loving border collie, and her life on the farm. This book is also a very useful tool in promoting (in a very subtle way) safety for children on and in the farm environment.
Bio: Kathy Attaway is a mother and grandmother. Kathy lives on a farm in Alabama with her husband and a number of animals. Kathy has taken her experiences with her animals and put them to story to help introduce children of all ages to life on the farm, family and safety issues. All of the animals in The Adventures of Molly Polly Wog actually exist. For additional information, please visit www.mollypollywog.com.
Doyle Blackerby - Thirty-Eight Years of Trucking
Harry Butler - Alabama’s First Radio Stations 1920-1960: A History of Radio Broadcasting in Alabama
Lennie Carroll-Poems That Tell A Story
Guitar Style of Jerry Reed is the definitive book on Jerry Reed's innovative and unique guitar style, featuring twelve of his classic instrumentals from the 1960's to the 1990's.
The Chet Atkins Collection features classicChet Atkins arrangements from the 1950's to the 1990's, including: Back to Old Smoky Mountain; The Bells of St. Mary's (1953 version); Freight Train; I'll Fly Away; Jingle Bells (1955 single version); Road to Gundaghi/ Waltzing Matilda (duet with Tommy Emmanuel); Waltz No. 10 in B Minor; Whispering.
The Paul Yandell Collection features 10 great Paul Yandell originals from his solo CDs Forever Chet, One More Again, Dream Train, and In The Groove.
Bio: Craig Dobbins is the author of many books and recordings on fingerstyle guitar, including two volumes on the music of Jerry Reed, and one on the music of Chet Atkins. His books have been published by Hal Leonard, Warner Brothers, Mel Bay, and Alfred Publications. His articles, transcriptions, and compositions have appeared in such publications as Acoustic Guitar magazine, Fingerstyle Guitar magazine, Fingerstyle Review magazine, and Mister Guitar (journal of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society). Craig also writes and publishes Acoustic Guitar Workshop, an instructional quarterly for fingerstyle guitarists, featuring the music of Chet Atkins, Jerry Reed, Paul Yandell, and others. His latest project (2010) is Lick of the Week, which delivers a new fingerstyle lick to your inbox each week. For additional information, please visitwww.craigdobbins.com.
Synopsis: Will Melissa ever see her Green Blanket again? Find out in this endearing story of a little girl with a very special blanket. A multimedia package in a CD case, it contains a 24-page booklet and an enhanced CD. The disc contains the author reading the story accompanied by gentle guitar music, a QuickTime movie, the "Melissa" theme song and a bonus track, "Appalachian Lullaby". There are PDF files of the guitar music for the musically inclined.
Bio: Julie S. Dobbins is the author of the multi-media children's CD/Book, Melissa and the Green Blanket (CBD Music, 2006) and co-author of Gadsden Public Library: 100 Years of Service (Arcadia Publishing, 2008). A member of the Silver Leaves Journal editorial team, reading and writing have been her passion since discovering The Hobbit in the 8th grade. Her articles have appeared in Mister Guitar: Journal of the Chet Atkins Appreciation Society and Home Schooling Parent magazine. A long-time resident of Alabama, Julie’s household is a trio of muses; she’s a writer, her husband is a musician, and their son is interested in film making. For additional information, please visit www.juliebooks.weebly.com.