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Monroe Mercantile Co. 

113 N Broad Street

Monroe, Georgia 30655

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Sit at a table hosted by a Southern Pen Author

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Savor Delicacies from Local Bakeries & Eateries

Sip your favorite tea from Fine China

& More Exciting Events 

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Meet Our Host Authors

Donna

Barron

Genie

Berstein

Christy

Breedlove

Lori

Duff

Georgiana

Fields

Marlena

Frank

Sheila

Hudson

Shakira

Lynn

Jackie

Rod

Donna Barron

History Non-Fic

 Donna is the daughter of the last carver to work on the etching on Stone Mountain. She has compiled her father's notes, pictures and told his story of how he felt called to work on the iconic etching in her book - The Man Who Carved Stone Mountain. 

Genie Bernstein

Sweet Romance - Memoir

Athens Author Genie Bernstein literally fell into writing by falling from the sky when her single engine plane lost power. She has since penned several novels including a sweet romance titled, Act on the Heart, and her latest release, Skating on the Septic Tank - Telling Stories, a memoir. 

Christy Breedlove

Cozy Mystery

A transplanted Texan, Christy Breedlove now resides in Monroe with her husband Dave - 2 human kids and 2 canine kids. She brings her snarky sense of humor to her cozy mystery series The Dixie Days Mysteries set in fictional Jaemore County, Georgia and filled with zanny Southern characters.

Lori Duff

Humorist - Memoir

Lori Duff brings her Erma Bombeck style of humor to the pages of her memoir about everyday life as a mother, lawyer, judge, and owner of too many other titles that zap her time and energy. Secretly, she is Wonder Woman trying to find her
lost tiara. Her latest release, If You'd Done What I'd Asked You, is ever woman's mantra.

Marlena Frank

Fantasy Fiction - Young Adult

Marlena writes about creatures. Strange creatures that typically should not exist.  She enjoys discussing crypotozoology, werewolves, wildlife conservation, and of course, kittens and Disney.  

Her latest release, Stolen, is in the vein of Labyrinth and Return to Oz,

Georgiana Fields

Paranormal Romance

Recipient of the 1st Annual Georgia Independent Author of the Year Award for her paranormal romance, Crimson Dreams, Atlanta Author Georgiana Fields will host one of the 8 tables at our 2nd Annual Christmas Tea. Georgiana spent her youth as a military kid growing up in New Bern, NC. Her love for ghost stories, local folk lore, and story telling came from listening to her aunts spin tales. She has turned this love into her paranormal series Crimson Dreams.

Sheila Hudson

Cozy Mystery

Sheilia has entertained readers with several of her cozy mystery series such as: Classic City Mysteries set in Athens, Georgia and her recent series Ministry Can Be Murder. She has been a contributing writer for The Athens Banner Herald, Athens Parent, and several other publications. 

Jackie Rod

Collection of Short Stories

Jackie Rod is a breath of fresh air filled with sweetness and this is what readers experience when reading her essays in her latest release - Georgia Stories on My Mind. Jackie spins romantic tales of strong women while taking the readers through our beloved state.

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Dr. Shakira Lynn

Inspirational Memoir

Dr. Shakira Lynn does not believe in coincidence, star alignment, or the universe. She believes in Divine Intervention and shares how her life experiences have been a part of God's will. She shares her confidence that the purpose of her life is to care for others in her memoir, Follow My Journey. Dr. Lynn will share how this journey to care for others has taken her around the globe, inspired her to help others locally, and dedicate her life's mission to following God's path for her life.