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Holiday Authors Event

Mint Museum UPTOWN

Thursday, Dec 4

11:00AM - 2:00PM

Admission: FREE

Give the gift of Charlotte this holiday season with a book from a local author at this event from The Charlotte Observer.

On Dec. 4 at Mint Museum Uptown, The Charlotte Observer will hold its second annual Authors for the Holidays event featuring more than 20 local writers, including Kathy Reichs of the Bones series; Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman, the Mint's Senior Curator of American, Modern, and Contemporary Art and primary author of the publication "Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100;" Lisa Leake, "100 Days of Real Food;" Jason Mott, "The Wonder of All Things;" Dot Jackson, "Refuge;" and Charla Muller, "Pretty Takes Practice."

They will join other fiction and non-fiction writers for this lunchtime event, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Robert Haywood Morrison Atrium. You'll be able to meet the authors and get any books you purchase signed. This event will also mark the first time you can purchase the Charlotte Observer's newest book: "Carolina Brides: The Book."

At noon, we'll have a special Authors Chat with Reichs, Leake, Mott, and Muller about what it takes to become a best-selling author. The Observer's book editor, Dannye Romine Powell, will moderate the chat in the Mint's auditorium.

The event is free. Seating for the lunchtime chat is first-come, first-served.

Mint Museum Uptown at Levine Center for the Arts is located at 500 South Tryon Street. Contact Observer Innovations Editor Jen Rothacker if you have questions.

Following is a complete lineup of authors slated to appear:


Kathy Reichs, “Bones Never Lie”

Dot Jackson, “Refuge”

Jason Mott, “The Wonder of All Things”

Joseph Bathanti, ""Half of What I Say is Meaningless" and "The Live of the World to Come"

Sarah Creech, "Season of the Dragon Flies"

Kim Wright, “The Unexpected Waltz”

Alan Michael Parker, "The Committee on Town Happiness"

Tony Abbott, “The Angel Dialogues”

Betsey Russell, "Other People's Money"

Mark de Castrique, "Risky Undertaking"

Karen Scioscia, "Kidnapped by the Cartel"


Christina Berkau Pope and Thomas Berkau, "ABC Charlotte Book"

Carrie Ryan and JP Davis, "The Map to Everywhere"

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Dicey McCullough, "Tired" series for children

Laura Fox, "Snow Kingdom" series

Linda Vigen Phillips, "Crazy"

Karon Luddy, “A Bewilderment of Boys"


Lisa Leake, “100 Days of Real Food”

Charla Muller, "Pretty Takes Practice"

Rye Barcott, “27 Views of Charlotte” and "It Happened on the Way to War"

Cristina Wilson and Drew Humphries, “Carolina Bride: The Book”

Ken Garfield, “Billy Graham: A Life in Pictures”

Dr. Jonathan Stuhlman, “Connecting the World: The Panama Canal at 100” (which also features an original short fiction story by New York Times best seller Anthony Doerr, author of "All the Light We Cannot See")

Scott Fowler, “100 Things Panthers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die”

Kathleen Purvis, “Pecans” and “Bourbon”

Jill Dahan, “Starting Fresh”

Roland Wilkerson, “I’m So Clever”

Glenn Proctor, "Kicking Bottles, News & Dust: An Autobiography - 50 Years of Poems"

Sarah Crosland, "100 Things to Do in Charlotte Before You Die"

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