AP Greenwood    Friday, March 23    5 – 7 PM

Country Club Murders: A Rhett and Toni Detective Novel

A.P. Greenwood has written the classic whodunit detective novel. One by one, over a span of two weeks, four members of the exclusive Pine Hollow Country Club in Houston are murdered. Curiously, their bodies are dumped, wrapped in plastic sheeting, in the middle of the rice farmlands thirty miles west of town. Although the police are doing their best, they have no clue as to who the killer is. As a result, the country club hires private investigators Rhett Sanders and his wife, Toni, hoping that they can determine who, if anyone, might have a grudge against Pine Hollow. Rhett and Toni, characters inspired by the author's admiration for the memorable Thin Man movies of the 1930s and 1940s, quickly learn that there are actually several credible suspects to investigate. Solving the case will take time, and time is all the murderer needs to prolong the carnage. Unfortunately, Rhett and Toni discover that merely investigating suspects will not be sufficient to end the bloodshed. To do that will require a climactic and perilous confrontation with the killer


Russell Sanders    Saturday, March 24    3 – 5 PM


Titanic Summer

It's 2015, and teenage Jake Hardy is hiding something. During a summer trip to the Titanic Mecca of Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jake's father makes a confession, and though Jake feels upset and confused, he also wants to be understanding. But he feels deceived--much like he's deceiving those he cares about. Jake is gay, just not ready to tell the world. Jake and his father are far from alone in their secrets, as Jake discovers back in Texas, where the fight for and against the Equal Rights Ordinance rages. He's surprised to learn how much the outcome will affect his friends, and he's torn between standing with them and the wishes of his religious fanatic mother. Being true to himself won't be easy or painless, and it will come with sacrifices--and rewards.


Dr. Gail Gross   Thursday, March 29   4 – 6 PM


The Only Way Out Is Through: A Ten-Step Journey from Grief to Wholeness

Books on grief often fall into two categories: memoir or science. In The Only Way Out is Through, Dr. Gail Gross combines the two in an inspiring story of loss alongside the analytical psychology that helped her find her own re-entry into life. The Only Way Out is Through tells the story of a mother's sudden loss of a child and the impact on the family as a whole. It offers a comprehensive approach to healing for the bereaved and helps them reenter life on new terms. The Only Way Out is Through is not only a book about grieving, but a guide to successfully navigating transitions--the endings and beginnings of life. Dr. Gail helps readers learn to listen to their own inner voices, the deepest part of the unconscious, so that reorienting and reshaping the future seems possible. Offering strategies for dealing not just with profound grief, but with living beyond a devastating loss, she provides a map for those looking for guidance, comfort, care, and hope.


Valerie Sweeten   Saturday, March 31    3 – 5 PM


In 2014, Shh, Listen: In the Rainforest, a children’s book showcasing the adventures of a family in Ecuador, was released and garnered a great response from teachers, librarians and children. The Grant family has the chance to explore the rainforests, and of course they say yes! As they travel over 2,000 miles from their home in Texas, to Ecuador, the parents and their four children, Noelle, James, and twins, Colton and Morgan, find adventure after adventure. What part of the rainforest do you want to see?


 In 2017, Valerie released the next in her children’s book series, Shh, Listen: On a Safari detailing yet another adventure of a family exploring Tanzania.